The Pauper Prince – Part 36

The Pauper Prince
Chapter 36

Adding insult to injury was Count Richard’s challenges in finding a clergyman to agree to preside over his wife’s funeral. Lucinda’s suicide was categorically declared a great sin, with her chances of salvation moot. One pastor dared to claim it folly to pretend that she was resting at peace, rather than being tormented for all eternity. It took all the Count’s self-restraint, which was weak at best, to refrain from severely damaging the clergyman for that opinion. He knew what would change the church’s mind, but did not have the means to do so.

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