She walked the streets unknowing that fate… awaited her that day
The hotel was placed in the western side of London, in the Kensington District, one of the fashionable neighbourhoods of the British Capital City. As she walked the beautiful gardens of Hyde Park, enjoying the lake and its ducks passing by on their morning swim, she got distracted. Without paying attention, she walked on to the nearby streets, following them on their way to the river. Oddly enough, the day was delightful and the sun was shining brightly overhead in all its splendor.
Profoundly enjoying the atypical weather that prevailed that sunny morning, she walked on wandering the streets, and she finally stopped as she encountered a small antiquarian’s shop. The façade was typical of the times under Queen Victoria’s rule, and the house, though not large, had its own distinctive charm that did not pass unnoticed.
Window shopping at this fine, distinguished establishment could be easily compared to visiting a rare exhibition in a first-class museum. The showcases were filled to the brim with exquisite antiques, carefully selected and presented, creating an impressive display that absolutely captured one’s attention immediately. Engrossed, she spent a long while, carefully studying the window case exhibits. Enormously satisfied, she entered the shop. In her mind, she had formulated the imminent possibility of purchasing something of interest for her daughter.
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