By G. K. Chesterton
A prolific author, Chesterton is better often called the author of pop Brown. those 8 stories hint the actions of Horne Fisher, a member of a filthy rich kinfolk who's good conversant in the methods of the wealthy — he understands an excessive amount of approximately them. An evocative portrait of upper-crust society in pre–World struggle I Britain.
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I know he took the piss, owed a couple of quid, but that wasn’t any reason to fucking remove the poor little fucker’s eye. ’ Johnny sighed. ’ Cain laughed. ‘Oh, Johnny, it was fucking Vic who requested the lesson in the first place. ’ They both started laughing at the irony. ’ They both dissolved into loud laughter again. ‘Let me change this fucking shirt, I hate the smell of blood. I’m going to have a quick shower. ’ Cain left the offices and made his way up a rickety flight of stairs to his makeshift bedroom and bathroom.
He turned now and faced his antagonist. ’ Johnny MacNamara, affectionately known as Johnny Mac, sighed. He saw exactly where all this was going. ‘Only in one eye, Cain . ’ Cain Moran laughed at that, a deep, sarcastic laugh. ‘Oh, why didn’t you say that before! He’s only half blind, then? What a cunt I am, eh? ’ Johnny Mac instinctively stood in front of Sean Bowers, attempting to defuse the situation, but Sean, a nice enough lad prone to talking before he had fully engaged his brain, said plaintively, ‘You told me to teach him a lesson, Cain.
They both shook their heads in unison. ‘Don’t be shy, girls −’ he placed his hand on Jenny’s knee now − ‘I won’t bite you. ’ He laughed at his own humour. ’ The barmaid was motioning with her head for the girls to leave as she spoke. ’ Jenny tried to remove his hand but it was like a claw. ‘We don’t want another drink, thank you. ’ She tried to sound in control, but she was frightened now, and Bella was pale with fear. ‘You stay there, madam. If you come in here like a couple of fucking tarts, then you should expect to be treated as such.
The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton