Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 183 )
There was no doubt in my mind that James would fulfil his role admirably, he was readily accepted by my two female assistants, and it soon became apparent that even Mrs Mc Ginty had developed a soft spot for him, judging by the size of his desserts.
We rotated between free clinics and patient consultations, that way James could learn to deal with a variety of patients and their maladies. We would often discuss interesting patients or their afflictions over the dinner table, fortunately neither of us found this to be a problem.
The area where James really proved his worth was the laboratory, as a research assistant he was second to none. He catalogued my samples and recorded every stage of our experiments and wrote a conclusion as to their success or failure.
These records proved to be invaluable, when cross – referenced with other source material to try to discover a cure for a particular malady. Our patients were getting the very best of care that we could provide for them.
Several years had passed, James was now a full partner in the business, a partnership that I was happy to give for he had by far exceeded my expectations of him. I had definitely made the right choice when I chose him.
Everything was just perfect, I don’t know why, but I had an uneasy feeling that something tumultuous was about to happen, something that would change my life once again.
(C) Damian Grange 2019