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Ice-cold sweat glinted on his upper lip. “He’s ill, Maria,” Jacob repeated softly. She stretched out both arms, her fingers spread like claws. “You can go, too, for all I care. ” She put her head in her hands and started to sob. ” Jacob hung his head. URQUHART By now the rain was coming down in torrents. All activity in Berlich had come to a halt. Here and there lights could be seen through the shutters. Urquhart waited. Suddenly the whorehouse door opened and a man shot out and up the street toward the city wall.
Good. ” snapped Clemens. “It’s not for you. ” Jacob was already halfway up the stairs, Tilman in tow. ” Clemens raised his eyebrows and looked at the contents of the basket. ” he shouted at the retreating Jacob. Tilman shook his head and followed Jacob. His whole body was quivering with suppressed coughs. ” Jacob asked. ” He opened the door to Maria’s room. She was standing by the window with a grubby sheet around her shoulders, lighting a new candle. Clemens was quite generous with candles.
He briefly considered following them in and settling the matter there and then, but decided against it. He had no idea how many people there were in the building. It was a small house, clearly a brothel. There might be a brothel keeper. Someone staggered out and waddled along toward him. Not one of the men he’d been following. Well dressed and too drunk to notice him. Clearly a merchant. Mumbling to himself, he disappeared behind some pigsties. Urquhart watched him go, then turned his attention back to the house.