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    The Toymaker – Jeremy De Quidt

    “Do you know Frausisstrasse? You must. The street named after that fine Duke who, seeing his army beaten before him, rode his great high-stepping white horse down onto the battlefield, and taking off his hat in one majestic sweep, dismounted before the enemy prince, drew his sword as though to surrender it, and drove it instead straight through the man’s heart, so the lost battle was won and the city saved.” Mathias only ever knew his grandfather, Gustav, and the circus they rode with. Gustav kept himself to himself but, the conjuror would frequently tell Mathias that he knew a secret, one that should never be told. When Gustav sees…