In 1906 Charlotte Eng started working within Nairich, a Victorian mansion owned by her employer, Mrs. MacGrewar. The widow of a sea captain Mrs. MacGrewar continues to be haunted by her husband’s ghost. Every night, the captain throws himself off the balcony replaying his death. With Charlotte’s Toisanese beliefs can she uncover the secrets of the past that continue to haunts Mrs. MacGrewar?
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“So you were born in 1886. Aye, that’s the year your father and mother left Nairich and my husband died. You grew up in Chinatown?”
“That’s right, Mrs. MacGrewar.”
“I ha’e no doubt you can cook and clean if your mother raised you. Ha’e you worked before?”
“I’ve been working in the same tea shop where my mother cooked.”
“So you ha’e work experience. You understand my Scots brogue?”
“You ha’e my condolences on their passing. Ha’e you other family?”
“My mother left me in the care of a man I call uncle, but he isn’t a real uncle.” Charlotte felt tears stinging her eyes. “I’m afraid.”
“You’re afraid of him? This so-called uncle of yours—a highbinder, is he? You fear he will sell you to his tong in Chinatown?”
“Yes, ma’am,” Charlotte said softly.
“Vile people—though I’m hardly in a position to complain.”
Charlotte did not understand what she meant, so she said nothing.
“Do you believe in spirits, Charlotte?”
“Your people believe the spirits of the dead still live, do they not?”
“You must believe in spirits to live in Nairich.”