Cursed Through the Generations – Excerpt 12
Her father asked Robert if he could spare him a little time, Robert, ever the gentleman referred to his wife, Who said, ‘It was fine!’ His Father in Law led him to his study and asked him to take a seat. All very formal, thought Robert I wonder what this is all about.
Her Father began to speak, ‘ As I am sure you are well aware, Adeline, my Daughter, being an only child is my sole heir and beneficiary, should anything happen to my Wife or Myself. ‘I am aware of it,’ Robert agreed, ‘ But it is not something that I like to dwell upon, I would hate to think of either of you coming to harm,’ He stated humbly.
‘However!’, stated her Father, ‘ The fact remains, if some harm should befall us, Adeline will inherit a considerable sum of money, the majority of which is tied up in my business. Which is the reason I wanted to talk to you privately, with your consent I would like to take you on as a junior partner and train you to take the reins should anything untoward happen to me, this way the business and the money stays in the family.’ Robert smiled to himself, this was beyond his wildest dreams, he was virtually being handed the Maltraver’s fortune on a plate.
‘I, for once,’ said Robert, ‘ Find myself totally at a loss for words at your proposition, I realise that it won’t be easy starting at the bottom, But I have to earn a living to support my Wife, your Daughter, what better way, thank you so much!’ he said gratefully.
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