Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 146 )
‘But, surely if this were to happen, nobody wins, a whole generation will be wiped out,’I stated. ‘This is the reason that I asked, would you be prepared to serve again? our country will need men like you and I, to mend both their bodies and their minds, so will you serve?’ he asked me once again.
‘Most certainly I will serve, especially if the carnage is to be as bad as you predict,’ I was happy to be given yet another opportunity to earn my redemption. Arthur left the following day, I was sorry to see him go, In the short time I had known him, I had learned to admire him. Both for his skills as a surgeon and his outlook on life. I would miss him and his friendship and support.
But on the positive side, he was going home and within a short space of time, I would be leaving too, I longed to be back in England. I had new challenges awaiting me, I was returning with a certain degree of uncertainty, I had a home and a certain amount of money. But no job, as such, That was why I needed to see Giles to ask for his blessing on my proposal to open up my home as a medical practice.
I know that whatever way he views my proposal, his advice will be sound and practical, I have always valued my elder siblings advice. Since the death of my Father, he is the rock that I rely upon.
(C) Damian Grange 2019