Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 39 )
The moment that we were alone, I turned to McGinty and said coldly, ‘You had better have a reasonable explanation for this, or you and your wife will shortly be leaving my employ with no references!’
‘If you please, Sir, I had to do it, I owe money to some nasty people, I bet on a prize fight and lost, If I don’t have the money, they might kill me!’
‘And, out of curiosity, how much do you consider your miserable life is worth?’ I asked with more than a touch of irony. ‘Five quid, Sir, but where do I get that kind of money?’ he beseeched me.
Now, I may just be in a position to do you a great favour, but in return you will become my creature, If I clear your debts will you assist me in getting revenge on the whores who torment me so, with your help as decoy, it is my intention to kill them one by one!’ I stated clearly.
‘If you pay off my debts, Sir, I’m your man, just so long as my Missus don’t get to know I’ve been gambling, I’ll do whatever you ask. ‘How do I know that you won’t go straight to the Police and tell them what I am planning to do?’ I considered this a fair question.
(C) Damian Grange 2018