Keeping Him On

“Why do you keep him on, Mother? The man’s the merest sot.”

“Now now, Katharine. Monsieur Jaques has never been drunk in my presence.”

“He’s never been sober! Look at him out there. See? He’s looking for the shears he just put in his pocket.”

“He has been with the house since I was a girl, Katharine. He knows this garden better than anyone else ever could. And look at the roses.”

“I think that has more to do with the soil than anything. You’re not doing the old man any favors.”

“Fortunately it’s not your decision. Not yet, anyway.”


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  1. neilmacdon

    And we wonder if she’ll have acquired the wisdom to keep Jaques on by the time t is her garden. Because, of course, we know Jacques is an immortal

  2. Brenda's Thoughts

    I also enjoyed the dialogue between your characters. It’s a good thing Katherine won’t inherit the garden anytime soon (or at least we hope not) and maybe she will acquire some compassion and kindness (hehe).

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