Fortune’s Kiss – part four
Time had been kind to the old home but the various passersby had not. Most of the furniture was gone or broken to pieces and burned, as evidenced by the blackened area in the middle of the marble-floored ballroom.
Late in their third evening in their new home, while they were enjoying their daily cordial, there was a knock at the massive mahogany front door.
When the Woman opened the door and saw two men carrying rifles she pulled back before laughing out loud and saying,
“Well, hello gentlemen. I didn’t expect to see anyone from town out here so soon.”
Answering with a courtly bow that revealed his bald and shiny scalp, the taller of the two men grinned and replied,
“A hunting trip, my good woman, and just because the Official Asses of our fair town behaved poorly to you, does not mean that you and your beautiful daughters are not desired and appreciated by the unofficial asses. We saw your lights shining through the trees and thought some other hunters were already camping here.”
She welcomed them in and they spent their evening in comfort.