A Gentleman in the Dark

He stalked the streets of Whitechapel with intent to kill. The police never caught the man...but was it a man they were looking for? When Nell's sister is killed by the notorious Ripper, she discovers more than the police could hope to find.

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1. Footsteps

Footsteps rebounded off the leaking walls as a tall silhouette moved between patches of dirty lamplight, soon swallowed up by the night. Behind him, a sprawled shape whimpered.

An oily puddle oozed from underneath the mass of hair and started to congeal around the pale, outstretched arm. A finger curled slowly and then froze into a hook.

A new pair of feet came to stand over the body. Its shadow threw itself over the corpse. Silver flashed as the blades moved downwards. 

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