Wednesday, November 3, 2010
It starts with Widge, an orphan taken in as an apprentice. He learns a secret written code from a doctor, who then sells him to a man who wants Widge to use this skill to copy one of Shakespeare's plays, Hamlet. Widge is successful after his second trip to the theatre, but it gets stolen from his wallet. He then pretends to want to be a player so he can steal the play and save his life from his new master. But, it is tough to steal. One, they keep it locked up in a chest in a locked room. And two, the players become family, something he has never had. And he makes friends, something he has never done. Can he betray them? It's a tough decision that keeps you reading to see how he will make the right decision and still live.