Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 157 )
‘So you are also philanthropic with your time and knowledge?’ she asked. ‘Of course, why develop skills if you are not prepared to use them for the betterment of the common man or woman. I plan to run free clinics for the poor, subsidised to a certain amount by my more affluent patients.’ I stated quite candidly.
‘ I am really looking forward to starting work with you, your ideas of caring are very similar to my own. It shouldn’t be only the rich and privileged who receive treatment,’ she stated passionately, I knew I had made the right choice. ‘I feel certain that we will make a good team.’ I stated.
‘I am going to pay a visit to Division11 at Whitechapel, the Inspector there is a very close friend of mine. I have worked for the Police before, mainly on the Ripper murders, but we have a repartee, I may get a little work from them. Their own surgeons are often overworked and sometimes inadequate.’ I explained.
‘So, basically, we are open for whatever business comes our way?’ She queried. ‘Yes, I suppose that sums it up, I will turn no one away who requires my services!’
Later that afternoon, as I had said I would, I made a visit to Division 11. My old friend Sergeant Shine was manning the front desk. ‘Its a pleasure to see you Doctor, I hope that life has been kind to you’ was his friendly greeting. ‘Everything is fine, thank you for asking, is Inspector Abberline available?’
(C) Damian Grange 2019