Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 67 )
‘Have no fears, Sergeant, He will hear nothing from me, there is however one small favour you could do for me?’ I requested. ‘Anything at all, just ask?’ Replied Sergeant Shine. ‘Would you mind terribly if you escorted me home, one near miss is enough for one night and the experience has left me a little shaky.’ I stated. ‘No problem at all, Doctor, I was heading in that general direction, in any case.’ was his reply.
The Sergeant kindly escorted me to my front door, on the way we had had a conversation and the Sergeant quite unwittingly informed me of the areas of Whitechapel and its environs that the men from the outside Divisions were covering.
All very useful information for a man with my intentions, being apprehended once was quite enough. Knowing I was a confidante of his Inspector, he gave the information quite freely. I thanked him once more and bade him farewell, and entered once again the safety of my own home.
I lay a little restless in my bed, I wasn’t unduly concerned about my little incident with the Police. I think it was more frustration that three of the whores still lived. I longed to do something a little more spectacular.
Aha! I have it, I would execute two in one day, that would make Mary sit up and take notice, and who could she turn to but me, when all of her friends are gone. But first, sleep, now that I had decided on my next step.
(C) Damian Grange 2018