Wednesday, October 25, 2006
"Blood-curdling..." -- Part 27
"What?!" exclaimed Devorah. "You are displeased?"
"Nay! Far from it. You have outdone yourself. I look like ... a woman."
"Indeed," said Devorah. "You look like any other fishwife in the market place."
"Aye! And I can go where I will, do what I wish, and no one will be the wiser."
"Then go now and do that," Devorah invited her visitor who had outworn her welcome.
"I am beholden to you, Devorah. If you need any favor from me, you have only to send word."
"I doubt that any circumstances of mine would ever require your services, Haggis, nor would I trust you to come through for me if I did, but I shall keep it in mind."
"Well, good-bye, then, Devorah. And thank you."
"Um -- Haggis?"