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Chapter One Excerpt from The Confessions of Catherine De Medici by C.W. Gortner

[caption id="attachment_1080" align="alignleft" width="197" caption="Click in the cover to purchase this book"][/caption] Chapter One I was ten years old when I discovered I might be a witch. I sat sewing with my aunt Clarice, as sunlight spread across the gallery floor. Outside the window I could hear the splashing of the courtyard fountain, the cries of the vendors in the Via Larga and staccato of horse hooves on the cobblestone streets, and I thought for the hundredth time that I couldn’t stay inside another minute. “Caterina Romelo de’ Medici, can it be you’ve finished already?” I looked up. My late father’s sister Clarice de’ Medici y Strozzi regarded me from her chair. I wiped my brow with my sleeve. “It’s so hot in here,” I said. “Can’t I go outside?” She arched her eyebrow. Even before she said anything, I could have recited her words, so often had she drummed

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