Man of War – Excerpt No. 156

As a sergeant, Marc remembered telling their lieutenant not to worry and that everything was in hand. It permitted them to deal with a matter internally before escalating up the chain. Good officers knew to nod and leave them to it, safe in the knowledge that their senior staff had the garrison’s best interest in mind.

“Very well,” Marc said. “I…thank you all for your…thoughtful… gift.”

With nothing else to say, he grabbed the bottle in one hand, and hat in the other before going upstairs. While he had no way of knowing, he felt as though they were all collectively focused on him. It won’t take much more for my ears to catch fire

An officer stands up to leave his table in a tavern. Every soldier is looking at him. Background and clothing 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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