The Forgotten Princess

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Chapter 17

Eveline curled up in an easy chair in the library, and read through the journal while Joshua flipped through the rest of the books they had found.

December 1

The king fell ill a few weeks ago. He died early this morning. Carl is going to be crowned as the king on the 15 of this month. So far things are going all according to plan. Let’s just hope things will continue to go well.

April 25

There was a party in the castle today. The whole time Carl had his eye on one of the dancers that were hired to perform. I hope this is just a passing fancy. He can’t marry a dancer. It would ruin everything. I can’t let him marry her.

May 5

I have tried everything. I could to tear those two apart, but nothing has worked. They are always together. Today they have announced their engagement. They will be getting married in a months’ time.

June 5

Nothing has worked. The king married the dancer this morning. I guess I will have to come up with something else.

Eveline placed the journal in her lap and rubbed her eyes. She’d been reading that journal for hours, marking all the interesting parts she saw.

March 15

The dancer (the queen) had her baby today. It’s a girl. They’ve named her Ava. I found the doctor lurking around the hospital. I think he suspects something. I have to get rid of him.

May 15

War has been declared. We will officially be going to war. I couldn’t have planned this any better if I tried. Everything is falling into place.

January 12

Ava is sick. Luckily for me everyone thinks that it’s the same thing that has been going through the kingdom.

January 20

Ava died. Now that she’s out of the way I can worry about the queen. Then I have to find a way to get rid of that pesky doctor that always seems to be nosing about.

Once they are out of the picture I can get Isabel into the picture, and then I am home free.

“It’s not possible,” Eveline whispered, “It can’t be true,” she laid the journal back down on her lap.

Her mouth dropped open in surprise. Her head swam with what she had just read.

“What?” Joshua asked, taking the book from Eveline’s hands and reading the excerpt that Eveline had just read.

“So?” Eveline asked when Joshua looked up.

“Let’s go for a ride,” he said closing the book and standing up.

“Why? Where?” Eveline asked.

“There’s someone I think you should talk to,” he said, taking her hand and pulling her to her feet.

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