Cursed through the Generations – Excerpt 14
I had been employed by her Father for about a month when Adeline told me that her Mother was going to visit her favourite Aunt, and would I mind terribly if she were to accompany her, she would only be absent for a week. I expressed my regret that I couldn’t accompany her, but she understood now that I was an employee of her Father, that certain sacrifices had to be made. They left on the following Saturday Morning, I was at work so I couldn’t see her off. All I could think about was that I had the whole week to myself.
On Saturday night, I sat in my study working on the household accounts, they were not adding up and they were seriously starting to annoy me. I needed a drink! I rang for service and Elsie appeared, I had rather hoped it would be little Josie, Josie was amenable to my advances.
I asked Elsie if she would bring me a bottle of my best sherry and two glasses, I had an idea running through my head. When she returned I studied Elsie, she looked a little older than Josie, she was pretty enough, but her features were a little coarser than Josie’s, but on the positive side she had bigger breasts and wider hips.
‘How old are you Elsie?’ I enquired. ‘I’m twenty next month, Sir! on the twelfth day. ‘And would you take a glass of sherry with me?’ I asked, ‘For your birthday’ ‘What would the Mistress think? Sir, she appeared reluctant. ‘ I am the Master here, do you wish to offend my generosity?’ I said angrily feigning annoyance. ‘I’m so sorry, Master, I gratefully accept you offer,’ I had her just how I wanted her, eyes downcast and submissive.
(C) Damian Grange 2018