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The Bath

Broken-hearted, exhausted and filthy, but finally free, Phaedra sent Pip out with a small purse, and orders to fetch “Tobacco, more lavender soap and a bottle of laudanum. Get the last from Dr. Berithos. The coward should at least be given warning that…” she took a shuddering breath and leaned against the wall, “Nevermind, don’t say anything to him. Just get the laudanum. I am in pain, Pip.” 

Pip touched her hand gently, “Don’t ye fret none, mistress, I’ll be back quick as a blink and we can pack our things and go away!” 

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8 Comments

  1. Mr Underby Mr Underby August 5, 2011

    Go away?  Should we all be so lucky?

    • Phaedra Underby Phaedra Underby August 5, 2011

      As you have never felt a sentiment more delicate that hate or greed, Yoyo, I do not expect you to understand in the least. 

      But let me assure you, when your little pawn realizes that she’s yet another gleaming gold-piece you’re dangling for your own amusement, she will do much the same as I am: try to leave before forced to witness her love’s next conquest. 

      • Mr Underby Mr Underby August 5, 2011

        You should write that one down, so you don’t forget it.  Quite nearly convincing.

        • Phaedra Underby Phaedra Underby August 5, 2011

          *sighs and looks away* That is exactly what I mean. 

  2. Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger August 5, 2011

    In spite of everything, I feel oddly compassionate towards her.

    • LoPxie Artful LoPxie Artful August 5, 2011

      *stamps her foot quite petulantly!..* this is what i have been trying to say! for ages and ages!.. even dreadful folk have a heart, rather!.. ugh… *darts away to try and find her mother*

      • Booger Sonnerstein Booger Sonnerstein August 6, 2011

        ::gasps and runs after Lo::

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