Mrs. Cleanknockers handed over a thin folder. “Ruby’s intake m’lord.” She paused. “If I may be so bold m’lord, I believe that she would suit Mr. Jones-Smyth admirably.” I felt Lord Caneshard’s intense scrutiny on my bowed skull. “You state she’s untutored.” My mind raced in panic: had I been deceived? Had I fallen into the evil and depraved clutches of White Slavers? “Untutored yes m’lord, but very responsive.” I felt Mrs. Cleanknockers gloved hand raise my frightened chin. “Obey His Lordship Ruby and you will prosper.” She pressed her moist lips firmly to mine and swept out the door.
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I love the closing sentence; such a gap for the mind to fill!
I’ve discovered that writing in 100-word bites leads to a more disciplined style. Mrs. Cleanknockers clearly is taken with Ruby.
Oooh, curiouser and curiouser! And I agree with HisLordship about the last sentence – you played that one well! 😉
Mrs. Cleanknockers will have a ‘large’ role to play in Ruby’s development.
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Now THAT I can believe….