Man of War – Excerpt No. 45

Still, they were talking about his father, and of what they said today was true a few popped up. Marc’s personal failings aside, the most obvious commandments were…

“Thou shalt not kill and thou shalt not bear false witness,” Marc said. “Those are rather obvious.”

Stealing was a given with their family. His father was bitter they had lost their independence from France. Being under the thumb of a Bourbon enraged him to no end. For that reason they often misrepresented the taxes collected, to line their pockets and weaken the King. At least I know where I get my temper from

“Thou shalt not covet…” Marc said once the stars aligned.

Corpulent count using an abacus while surrounded in wealth. Clothes and style appropriate for 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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