Man of War – Excerpt No. 242

“That weapon’s filthy,” Marc said.

He returned to his chair and picked up his book. For the rest of the evening the patrons gave him a wide berth, and spoke in hushed tones. Hopefully they’ll leave me be

Alas his decisive victory emboldened the potential challengers. Tales of the duel and his cavalier attitude meant he was the man to beat to make a name for themselves.

After a year in Venice, Marc at twenty-three years of age, added another thirteen ghosts to his torment. Most challenged him to a swordfight, but a few still believed they had a chance with a pistol. Alas, every single challenger proved to be dead wrong…

Man picking up an opened book at a chair before sitting down in a gentleman's parlour. Clothes and setting appropriate to 16th century Venice

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