Charles Whitehurst Posted December 4, 2022 Share Posted December 4, 2022 The Earl of Langdon needed a quiet place to think and pray, His office in the upper ward was too noisy. The Chapel was also the place that he had told Susan Herbert that he might meet her. He had returned from town after a disaster of a meeting with Catriona. It had shaken him to his core that she was so outraged by his actions. Had she not thought that Fiona had likely fornicated with many others? The young lady was saucy. Still, it was a betrayal of trust he had to acknowledge while sitting in the pew quietly. Glad he was no Catholic whereby he would need to confess individual transgressions to some priest who likely swapped tall tales with the rest of the priesthood. Anglicans were far more pragmatic. One could confess to God directly and quietly. He prayed to God for guidance. He had wrongly Davina, disappointed Darlene, upset Catherine's father and Susan's family needlessly. While Fiona, Davina, Catherine and Susan still bore him good will, their families were aggrieved. He could not promise to abstain from womanly company in the future, but he prayed God would show him the path to be a better person. It came to him as he sat in silence that perhaps he might use his access to the King to seek his own counsel. The King seemed to take great interest in the matches of the young lords around him. He might even find it amusing to aid him. The minutes ticked away. There was no certainty that Susan would appear at all. If not, he would leave in ten minutes. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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