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Waiting for legal advice

James Campbell, 1857

Who are you?
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I'm John Stokes, a respected Liverpool watchmaker. I should be doing repairs in my shop right now but I'll have to sit and wait here instead.

Where are you?
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I'm in a solicitor's office in the centre of Liverpool. If those two clerks think that I can't hear them whispering, then they're more foolish than they look. Blood suckers, the lot of them!

What are you doing there?
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I have some important business to sort out. My brother thinks that he should have inherited my mother's jewellery and is trying to steal them away from me. I have them in my carpet bag and I'm not going to let them go.

What are you going to do next?
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Once I've sorted out this mess, I'm going back to my shop. Though I'm not looking forward to going back outside - it's raining cats and dogs out there!

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