My beginning today is from “Fortune’s Favourites” by Colleen McCullough. It’s the third book in the Masters of Rome series.
Though the steward held his five-flamed lamp high enough to illuminate the two recumbent figures in the bed, he knew its light had not the power to waken Pompey.
I am surprised that Pompey is the first person we read about at the beginning, but we will see where this goes.
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