This section will feature  some writings that were not not used in the final manuscripts, for various reasons- reasons that will be discussed with each entry. A quote from L.A. Meyer: "Don't get me wrong - I really liked some of this stuff, but let me be clear - the books, as they stand, are  the books. If there are subsequent editions, I don't wish for anything here to be put back in. After all, they are  all just words..."

 
Jacky and the Age of Steam – Outtake from Golden Dragon...

Here’s an outtake from Mark of the Golden Dragon...

“Missy Memsahib!” calls my little Ravi, bursting unannounced into my cabin, and waving a piece of paper above his head. “A message from Sahib Creespo!”

He bounces up on the bed as I groan and sit up.

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Did Jacky & Jaimy Meet as Kids?

This Out Take deals with the burning question, ‘Is it possible that Jacky and Jaimy might have met during their earlier youth, as they did live quite close together - Jaimy on Brattle Street and Jacky under Blackfriars Bridge with the Rooster Charlie Gang.

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Jacky Tells a Halloween Story

October 31, 2005:

Hey, it's Halloween and what a great time for Jacky to tell a ghost story in her own unique way, which is, of course, by picking up a gruesome old folk song and running with it. This bit was initially intended to start off The Curse of the Blue Tattoo, but later changes made it inappropriate (there turned out to be no little girls at the Lawson Peabody, for one thing, but you will notice some names that were later used).

It's the best I could do on the text - the &%%$#ing thing won't do indents and proper margins and spacings so I couldn't make it look like book pages, but what're gonna do...

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