Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 177 )
Another week has passed, and I am beginning to feel dismayed that I may have to employ a Junior, who is at best a second choice. a choice forced on me by circumstances rather than by knowledge and ability. I can afford to wait a little longer, but the pressures of running a busy surgery are starting to tell on me.
Then on morning, out of the blue, another application, and just maybe my salvation. It was from a young man, James Cameron by name, who had just completed Medical School and by his own admission, although not at the top of his class he had not disgraced himself.
He further stated that he had strong religious convictions and felt an obligation, now that he was a trained physician, to render aid to those souls less fortunate than himself.
I rather liked his forthright manner, he came across as being totally honest, even at the cost to himself. He was honest about his accomplishments and also his weaknesses and did not appear to be trying to be something he was not, and he never once mentioned money. All of my other applicants had placed that first.
I replied to his application, stating that I would be pleased to interview him at his earliest convenience, and that he had aroused my interest. I just prayed that I would like the man as much as I liked his application.
(C) Damian Grange 2019