“Thank you. Though I cannot envisage a time when I will be free of this place, I should very much enjoy visiting you in your home. I am sorry you are leaving, Lord Barrington. I shall have to fend off Kitson’s moods and Peters’ drunkenness without respite now.”
“I think you have a patron in your captain, Fotherby. And, furthermore, I am convinced you will do better with him in my absence.”
Fotherby bowed his head slightly. “You have spoken to him.”
“He has talked at me, Fotherby. But I assured him of my respect for you and I am not willing to compromise that by discussing my views of your officer in this way. But promise me, when time allows you will hunt out Barrington Manor.&r...
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