Man of War – Excerpt No. 240

Of course the first things that came to mind were logistical in nature. He had to secure stables for his horse and to find a place to stay. After making inquiries he found both, and wound up staying at a working class hotel. The rooms were spartan, but there was plenty of traffic to get lost in.

After that, Marc did his best to avoid the fairer sex. Although it helped that most women here were dark haired and bronze skinned beauties. Still, he went primarily to game rooms or gentlemen’s clubs. Even then, he liked to find a quiet spot to read.

While Marc did his best to remain anonymous, it was a challenge to avoid duels. A man’s inhibitions invariably waned with drink, was often forced to deal with some drunk who hated the way he looked or was too high and mighty for their liking.

Man reading a book in a busy gentlemens club. Clothes and setting appropriate to 16th century Venice

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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