Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 68 )
But first a little respite, get the authorities to relax their grip a little, things are getting a little too tense, lets get back to normality for a while. There are too many watchers on the streets at the moment, both Police and Vigilante’s, let things ease off for a while and their numbers may decrease.
The thing that I needed most was more information on my potential victims, the more information that I could glean both about them and their habits. The easier it would be to despatch them with a minimum of risk to my own person. My little scrape with the law had been a sharp reminder that even with my intelligence and guile, I was not invincible, much as I liked to believe.
I would send for McGinty and tell him to keep a close watch on them both, as best he could, in the hopes that at sometime during the week they were close to each other, failing that I would have to deal with them separately, but on the same day.
If this were to be the situation, after I had dispatched Liz Stride, the killing of Catherine Eddowes could well put me in danger personally. Because after the first killing, no doubt the hue and cry would ensue once more, and people of all types will be on the streets. Not a place where I would wish to be caught.
Poor Mary, how will she feel when the last of her friends are gone, who can she turn to but me, the man who in turn will destroy her!
(C) Damian Grange 2018