Cursed Through The Generations – Excerpt 13
‘Then that’s settled, My boy, I’ll have the papers drawn up, take a week off for your honeymoon, report to me at 7a.m. Monday week to begin.’ He stated. ‘Thank you so much ….erm Father’ I said, ‘I am truly grateful.’
We walked back in to the drawing room and he broke the news to both of our wives, although I had the distinct feeling that his own already knew. Adeline was overjoyed, she probably saw this as yet another way of tying me to her.
But I wasn’t unduly concerned, all that I had been working toward had been handed to me on a plate, All I had to do was keep Adeline content. I did not foresee that as a problem, It was a task that I felt I could manage especially with the distractions provided by the two young housemaids.
And so, I began to work in the business of my Father in Law, Joshua Maltravers. He was a hard taskmaster, but fair, after all it was my own future I was investing in, and I had realised it had to be earned. To be honest, after so long living on my wits, it was quite pleasant to have a regular income even though I had to work for it. It is good for the soul, my brain has been idle for far too long.
One of the joys of working in the family business was that during the daylight hours I managed to avoid my dear Wife, Adeline. Work surprisingly became a pleasure, something I had never expected.
(C) Damian Grange 2018