Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 49 )
‘You are taking a great deal of time, and telling me nothing, shall we cut to the chase?’ I asked, one thing I was certain of this man was anything but the simple copper he made out to be, nor was he a country bumpkin, straight out of the fields.
‘Well, the thing is, Doctor, I wondered if you would consider working with me on this case as my advisor on the Medical aspects of this case. The learned gentlemen we get from Harley Street won’t lower themselves to speak to a mere Inspector of Police and the reports I receive from them might as well be in a foreign language for what sense I can make of them’ He stated.
‘I’ll be pleased to assist you, but why me?’ I was curious to ascertain if this were some sort of ploy to bring me out in the open. ‘Although we have never met, your reputation precedes you, I know of the hours that you put in at the Infirmary and I know how much you have improved the lives of a lot of working people here in Whitechapel, although you may not be aware of it, you are very highly thought of locally!’ was his reply.
‘I just get on with it, and do what is necessary, to be honest I’ve never thought of things in that way. But, yes, I’ll be happy to assist you, If only out of a sense of morbid curiosity.’
(C) Damian Grange 2018