The Art of Deception
or Pride and Extreme Prejudice
Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. This week I continue another book, that will eventually come out via booktrope. It’s a spy story set in late Georgian England, the year before Trafalgar. Last week I introduced the romantic male lead. He was stuck in Washington as the Military attache. Captain Meriwether Lewis makes a brief appearance in this week’s snippet when he explains to Mr Merry and Lord Fitzpatrick (Roderick), why he is no longer welcome in the US.
The footman returned with Captain Lewis; he, Captain Lewis that is, carried a jemmy, “I believe this is yours.”
“No,” Lord Fitzpatrick replied, “never seen it before; what is it?”
“A jemmy or crowbar; are you certain you’ve never seen it?”
“I am a gentleman.”
“That is debatable; however, this jemmy is made in Sheffield, of finest English spring steel; stamped by its makers.”
“I see – where did you find it?”
“I didn’t, Mr Jefferson did – in his office.”
“We can’t understand what it was doing there; you say you are certain it’s not yours.”
Needless to say Captain Lewis does not believe Roderick.
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