Obscurity, The Twelfth Chapter
In which a corpse is discovered behind the Cabaret St. Vincent.
We last read The Eleventh Chapter, in which a scream was heard within the widow's estate.
Lent, in those days, was a somber affair. The observant took only a small collation of bread each morning and a portion of fish and vegetables each evening. Those less so remained subdued by the season as social occasions slowed to a simmer and spirits flowed less f…