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Still posting from that “Steampunk Thing.” The first draft isn’t done yet and I’m hoping that this will keep me motivated to keep at it.
(Apologies for any language usage that’s anachronistic. I’ll deal with that once the first draft is done.)
This picks up from last week.
Before she could reply the door opened and a man came in, accompanied by a blast of cold wet wind.
“Miss Vi…” The words died on his lips as he caught sight of me. “Pardon, ma’am. I didn’t know you had a visitor.”
She laughed cheerfully. “It’s all right. He’s not a visitor. I’ve just hired him to work with me on the ship. James, meet Mr. Daniel McKelvy. Mr. McKelvy, this is James White, my coachman, no doubt sent to fetch me home for supper.”
“A pleasure, Mr. McKelvy. And that would be correct, Miss.” There was a touch of humor about him that set me at ease, despite the feeling that I was far out of my league with these people. “I was also told to inform you that your grandfather will be dining at the table tonight as well.”