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You’ll see. She turned to face him and the tears were back in her eyes. I didn't think it would be like this. You said there would be no killing. apartamente de vanzare bucuresti You promised. And already three men have been murdered. Three men I've known all my life. And then there’s Anna. I know how you feel and I'm sorry. What more can I say? It wasn't my doing. If all had gone to plan we'd be back in England by now. But I feel partly to blame for their deaths.

The one person who is to blame is dead himself, he cut in. And killing him was the biggest act of charity I've ever done in my life. But that doesn't change what's happened, she said. She broke down then in a paroxysm of apartamente de vanzare bucuresti tears and he forced himself up from the bed and went to her despite the pain that exploded in his head. He put his arms around her and squeezed her, hoping his own strength would pour into her, make her feel more secure and less vulnerable. Voices outside drew his attention to the window and he turned to look out.

What he apartamente de vanzare bucuresti saw caused him to loosen his grip on Bella. He stepped closer to the window for a better view and the scene on the street below brought a lump to his throat. The bodies of the two dead islanders were being carried into a house opposite and alongside them were two hysterical women. One of them was trying to shake her husband back to life, screaming, crying, stumbling over herself to keep up with the two men bearing the body. The other woman was yelling at the sky, her face pleading, her hands clenched into tight fists. Maclean shuddered when he realized that he was apartamente de vanzare bucuresti ultimately responsible for making them widows.

This and the events of the past few hours apartamente de vanzare bucuresti cut deep into his conscience. He felt ashamed of himself. After all, these had once been his people, some were even distantly related to him by blood, and yet his carefully constructed plan had so far succeeded only in bringing misery and disaster into their lives. At that moment there was a knock at the door and, without waiting for an answer, Angus Campbell came in wearing a lugubrious expression and looking very tired.

He showed no surprise at seeing Bella, for their relationship had always been an open one. He came in and closed the door behind him. It's good to apartamente de vanzare bucuresti see that you're well, Andrew, he said, his voice low and ragged. Maclean wondered what the big islander would do to him if he discovered the truth and the thought made his flesh crawl.