Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 40 )
‘Several reasons, Sir, one I am known to them, for shall I say, Indiscretions in my past. ‘Indiscretion’s! an interesting word, what were they? I asked. ‘A little burglary, Sir, but it was never proven, so they let me go,’ Mc Ginty stated candidly.
‘So, as my accomplice, you have more to lose than I, so your silence is assured. Come to the cellar tonight and I will give you your Five Pounds, but not a penny more.’ ‘Thank you very much, Sir, I’m your man, Mc Ginty won’t fail you!’ he promised faithfully.
I let him go and returned to my work, things were beginning to look up, with Mc Ginty in various disguises he would make an admirable decoy. Whilst I waited in the shadows for him to bring my victim to me. The dark would be my ally. If I wore dark clothes and a black cloak, I could stand motionless in the corner of a yard and be rendered virtually invisible. Plans were starting to form in my head, as soon as they were formulated my vengeance would begin!
Mary Jane Kelly’s diary 10th April 1887
I have met a man, Joe Barnet, he has asked me to move in with him. It’s nothing grand like Jack’s, the only servant here is me, but Joe is good to me. He works in the markets and gives me money when he can. He’s good and kind, but he’s not Jack, I wonder how he feels now. Does he think of me kindly or does he despise me for deceiving him, I miss him so!
(C) Damian Grange 2018