Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 178 )
The following day I received a telegram, stating that he could make himself available on Friday, but it would have to be the afternoon as he had to travel down from Yorkshire. I telegraphed back, saying that Friday afternoon would be fine and I was looking forward to meeting him.
When Friday came around, I will admit to a little more than anticipation. If this young man lived up to my expectations, all of my immediate problems would be resolved. I instructed Jenny to show him through to me, the moment he arrived. I had no sooner issued the instruction, than Jenny ushered him in to my presence.
He was not quite what I had expected, he was tall, very softly spoken for a big man, but I think the thing that struck me most about his appearance were his eyes, they were the softest cornflower blue. And to me they appeared to be full of compassion and humour.
He had a good strong handshake and good eye contact, both of which to me spoke of confidence in himself. I liked him on sight, but obviously there was more than that to a partnership, but it was a promising start.
I offered him a seat, and asked him to tell me a little about himself, his experience as a Doctor and why he thought himself suitable to become my Junior partner.
(C) Damian Grange 2019