Story from Janus 138 by S.T. Rogers. Second part of a Victorian trilogy.
The attic was full of the detritus of a bygone age. Emily’s eyes swept over the peripheral flotsam and jetsam in the chamber; dust-covered books, old board games, porcelain dolls, toy soldiers, trinkets and bric-a-brac were strewn everywhere. It occurred to her that all of these items combined would fetch a pretty penny at auction.