The Mysterious Melancholy of Lily Pottinger

Lilly, a young orphan gets the chance of a lifetime when she gets a job as a scullery maid in the O'Laery Mansion, but Lily is no ordinary child, strange things are happening all around her and they couldn't all be a coincidence. In this tale of melted chocolate, Magic and a mysterious locket, will Lily find the truth before the truth finds her? Read on to find out. New chapter every Sunday.

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1. Prologue

Prologue

One summers evening (around five o'clock on the 13th of July 1884, to be exact) Beatrice Pottinger was taking a walk by the lake and all of a sudden she heard a baby crying. She looked in the reeds and there it was, a little baby girl laying in a picnic basket, surrounded by water lilies and clutching an envelope. Beatrice, having the same warm heart of her mother, rescued the child and raised her as her own, naming her Lily.

Exactly one year later on the 13th of July 1885, when Lily was about 1 and a half, Beatrice decided to open an orphanage for young girls like Lily and with plenty of donations and support from family and friends "Madam Beatrice'

I am Lily Pottinger and this is my story.

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