Dreadnought (The Clockwork Century #2)

Dreadnought (The Clockwork Century #2)


Genres: Science FictionHorror

Status: Full

Updated date: 12:45:05 12/08/2022

Description "Dreadnought (The Clockwork Century #2)"

One Down in the laundry room with the bloody-​wet floors and the ceiling-​high stacks of sheets, wraps, and blankets, Vinita Lynch was elbows-​deep in a vat full of dirty pillowcases because she’d promised—she’d sworn on her mother’s life—that she’d find a certain windup pocket watch belonging to Private Hugh Morton before the device was plunged into a tub of simmering soapy water and surely destroyed for good. Why the private had stashed it in a pillowcase wasn’t much of a mystery: even in an upstanding place like the Robertson Hospital, small and shiny valuables went missing from personal stashes with unsettling regularity. And him forgetting about it was no great leap either: the shot he took in the forehead had been a lucky one because he’d survived it, but it left him addled at times—and this morning at breakfast had been one of those times. At the first bell announcing morning food, against the strict orders of Captain Sally he’d sat up and bolted into the mess hall, which existed only in that bullet-​buffeted brain of his. In the time it took for him to be captured and redirected to his cot, where the meal would come to him, thank you very kindly, if only he’d be patient enough to receive it, the junior nursing staff had come through and stripped the bedding of all and sundry. None of them had noticed the watch, but it would’ve been easy