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The Servile Penitent Robert Oscar Brown

The Servile Penitent

Robert Oscar Brown

Published July 26th 2013
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Kindle Edition
157 pages
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For the Piper family, early nineteenth century coal mining is a cruel and gruelling existence. Mother Gally, beautiful daughter Martha and little six year old Isi all work underground for up to sixteen hours a day. Their father, Catch Piper is ‘TheMoreFor the Piper family, early nineteenth century coal mining is a cruel and gruelling existence. Mother Gally, beautiful daughter Martha and little six year old Isi all work underground for up to sixteen hours a day. Their father, Catch Piper is ‘The Penitent’, whose job it is to deliberately ignite explosive methane gas before it can build up and cause catastrophic explosions, strives to keep his family safe. The mine owner, Cornelius Gatiss-Phalp and his lecherous son Nichodemus, have other ideas and when events do not go their way, Cornelius sets about systematically starving them out of their ‘mine owned’ cottage.Despite her best efforts, Gally struggles to contain the brutality, mindless cruelty and heartbreak inflicted on her family above and below ground.Catch Piper, a mountain of a man born with a hunch back, the ‘Piper Curse’, takes up the greatest fight of his life, survival!