Man of War – Excerpt No. 138

“We are at war with Spain,” Marc said. “That cancels my leave of absence, so I’ll have to head back to my garrison.”

Those words were purposefully loud enough for those lingering to hear. That was purposeful, because he had to get around the fact he was needed in two places at once. 

“You three,” Marc said looking at the nearest guards and messenger. “I’ll need your names.”

Without hesitation all three complied. He first turned to the messenger and said. 

“I formally accept this letter and responsibility bestowed upon me,” Marc said. “My first duty as Comte is to assign a Steward who will comply with the King’s direction.”

Three guards in different uniforms standing in a straight line, with another soldier giving them direction. Background and scene appropriate to 16th century France.

Disclaimer: This excerpt from Man of War is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth.


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