“My Next Door Neighbor”, Edmund Blair Leighton, 1894

His body ached as the horse slowed to a walk down the cobbled street. It had been another long night without reward and the search was beginning to feel futile. Heโ€™d seen the dawn for the third time this week and was no closer to discovering the men who were behind the high profile muggings … More “My Next Door Neighbor”, Edmund Blair Leighton, 1894

“The Wind Miller’s Guest”, Edmund Blair Leighton 1898

The walk from Abigail’s house to the windmill was no short trip and had taken the better part of an hour. What a scandal it would be if they knew where she went on her daily walks. The windmill loomed ahead as she rounded the barn. Her heart skipped as she caught sight of Frederick … More “The Wind Miller’s Guest”, Edmund Blair Leighton 1898

Morning Chores

It was gray and damp when Eveline opened the door. She sighed and pulled her cloak from a nearby peg. Stepping into her pattens and drawing the cloak over her head she made her way to the barn. Scattering corn for the chickens she called to old Henny the brown cow they’d kept since she … More Morning Chores

“An Apple for the Boatman” Edmund Blair Leighton, 1896

He watched her trail her fingers in the water. Miss Emily Laughton loved the river. Every time she took her weekly trip to town she spent half the ride staring at or playing with the water. This week she’d needed apples for a pie she was baking for the church luncheon on Sunday. Every month … More “An Apple for the Boatman” Edmund Blair Leighton, 1896