Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 119 )
‘We, that is the Police involved and myself, do have a file of possible suspects, including I might add, a member of the Royal Family. We are slowly and painstakingly attempting to build a case, but as you can probably imagine there are so many factors involved, It’s not a job that can be rushed,’ Replied Fred cautiously.
‘I had no idea you were that close?’ I smiled, ‘It’s a good job, I’m skipping the country!’ At that remark, we all laughed, but I could sense Fred studying me, maybe I’d said too much.
Fortunately I was saved by the entrance of Mrs Mc Ginty with the first course, which was a tureen of piping hot mulligatawny soup, which smelt quite enticing, served with hot rolls and butter. Mrs Mc Ginty served all the company then retired to the kitchen.
Lizzie rhapsodised over the soup stating, ‘That she had never tasted anything so wonderful!’ Fred and Giles also added their praises, bless you Mrs Mc Ginty.
After a reasonable interlude, the, dishes were collected, and the main course served. The main meal was roast turkey, with roast potatoes, pigs in blankets and accompanied by a port and cranberry sauce and completed by a selection of seasonal vegetables. And, once again Mrs Mc Ginty had done us proud.
The turkey was moist and literally melted in the mouth, The potatoes, roasted in goose fat were soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outer and the port and cranberry sauce was to die for. I was absolutely delighted and so I could see were my guests.
(C) Damian Grange 2018