Into the Darkness
Skeldale Hall, North Yorkshire Moors, 1911
Millie took a deep breath and strode forward through the hall toward the dais.
The volume of noise faltered, turned into whisper, and then ceased altogether. Elegantly dressed Edwardian ladies and gentlemen stepped aside whilst maintaining an almost feral gaze. So much so that even as she remained outwardly calm, she was uncomfortably aware her heart rate was beating double-time as she approached the high table.