Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 43 )
I will summon McGinty when I return home, I have plans for him. This last week, I have been studying the people that wander the streets of Whitechapel at night, In search of a cheap thrill or whatever their jaded minds call entertainment.
One thing I noticed there was a fair assortment of foreign sailors no doubt looking for cheap thrills or even cheaper women, some relatively well- dressed men, I hesitate to call them gentlemen no doubt looking for the same delights as the sailors, but slightly higher priced.
And then you have the normal populace of Whitechapel, the workers, the shirkers, the Jews, The pimps and their ‘ladies’ and all the other flotsam and jetsam that lines the streets of any major city.
I have been considering my options, and have decided to give McGinty some money so that he may buy a selection of second hand clothing, including a sailor’s coat and cap. My intent is that although he is my decoy, he will be no more recognisable than I, Myself.
There are many reasons for this, the main one is that I don’t want my victims to believe it is the same man luring them to their doom, Therefore to a certain extent McGinty must be in disguise. The disguise will protect McGinty and In the long term, myself.
(C) Damian Grange 2018