Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 72 )
On the 16th, I caught the early train back to London. I left the countryside with regret, my brief sojourn had left me feeling invigorated. Which was all to the good, I had lots to catch up on in Whitechapel. Once home, my first task was to summon McGinty to see what his surveillance of my victims had uncovered, if anything.
He answered my summons, but the news that he bought me was a little distressing. The two whores met mid-morning and spent the rest of the day together. They separated in the early evening and went their separate ways.
They both apparently had different areas where they solicited for custom, this was going to be a little tricky. Once I had dealt with Liz Stride, if she was discovered relatively quickly, then the hue and cry would be out on the streets. I would have to be very careful.
But on the other hand, I was known to the majority of the Police who would be patrolling and no doubt also to some of the vigilantes. And any problems I have my pass signed by Inspector Abberline which should guarantee me safe passage through their lines. Maybe I’m making problems where there are none. But I was determined that on the following night they would both meet their maker!
How will you feel then Mary Kelly, when you are friendless and alone, who will you turn too then, will it be poor sad Jack!
(C) Damian Grange 2018