The Gift Horse Author:Mary McMullen Waking in the night, hot and restless, Darrell Hyde thought, Really, it would be no trick at all to kill Aunt Lally. — He himself had been lying on his back. He turned and raised himself on one elbow and gave his head a hard shake. Had the thought been part of a dream, so real, so eerily sensible, that it had woken him up? Or had he, in full comm... more »and of his wits, formulated it? Or seen an imaginary flash in the darkness, lighting things up for a second or so, and translated it into words. And had he spoken the words aloud?
He listened for any faint echo in his own voice in the stillness of the room. There had just been the rustle of the sheet as he moved a leg experimentally to make sure that he wasn't still asleep. That was the only personal noise. And no, he wasn't asleep.« less