FICTION: Tory Tension

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John Corsey grew up the tensest little aristocrat of all, with passions to match his principles; to assault them; never to bend them, but eventually to break them, and break him. He was the kind of little boy who hides the humiliation of undeserved punishment. As a young man he seared in fire the hand with which he struck his friend....

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