The Charade – Chapter 7

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Chapter Seven

He walked towards the door, he wanted to get there before his housekeeper did, this was private business.

   “Come in Carl.” He showed him into the drawing room.

   “So she works for you then?” There were no niceties offered up.

   “And that is your business, because?” Mr James retorted.

   “It is my business, trust me I need to talk to her… eventually. First I need that necklace that she is always wearing, where is she?” Carl stood his ground.

   “She’s gone.”

   “You’re lying, she was here a moment ago.”

   “So where am I hiding her then?” He challenged. Robert James had no idea what this was all about but he wasn’t going to give his best girl up to the likes of Carl Ward. He had a reputation and Robert didn’t like him one bit. “So be straight with me Carl, what is she to you, why is she so important?”

   Carl sat down heavily in an overstuffed armchair in front of the fire. “I don’t see that this is your business but you may be able to help me all the same. That jewel she wears, I need to have it back, it belonged to my mother but it disappeared a few months before she died. I don’t know how your girl got it or why but I am guessing she stole it, I want it back.”

   “She’s not a thief and she’s worn that jewel for years, in fact I’ve never seen her without it, you must have it wrong Carl, why should I trust your story?”

   “I’ve done some bad things in my life Robert but I need that jewel back it’s all there is of my mother now.” He stood up the defiance returning. “I will have it however I have to go about getting it. Give her this message.” He handed Robert a letter. “She will be pleased to hear from me, I think we got on rather well last night. Tell her nothing about the jewel.” Robert took the letter, he knew Carl as a chancer with a band of untrustworthy friends and knew better than to cross him, he would do as he was asked.

One thought on “The Charade – Chapter 7

  1. Hey Steph, Namaste 🙂

    I am still catching up with individual chapters but have now read all 15 chapters showing on your author’s site: I just knew from the outset Carl was a rogue and only after one thing: her diamond!

    My thinking cap is on and I simmering ideas on the back-burner. Nothing as yet, perhaps a couple more chapters need be written first, but I feel as though something magically-surreal needs to happen to your humble heroine: perhaps Kathy is far more than she appears to be? 🙂

    I’ll be back shortly for the next episode. Until then…

    Have a wonderful weekend with I hope chance to dream and write. Take care of one and all.

    Love and be Loved. Namaste 🙂

    DN

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