6300 words General Fiction
An arrogant Master of Foxhounds seduces the wife of a hunt servant and is made to pay a heavy price. The story looks sharply at this clash of personalities set against a background of foxhunting and the English countryside.
It was dusk when Major Vernon Rattlesbury at last sat alone in his study, musing over the long day’s sport, while upstairs Cully prepared his bath. Mud-spattered boots lay in a corner of the room and he rested his stockinged feet on the arm of a heavy oak chair. From this position he could reach the fireplace with a poker and he stabbed the glowing logs into a respectable blaze.