The Girl from the Sea – Chapter 9

The Girl from the Sea – Chapter Nine

The Captain was leant against the garden wall pondering things while the town woke up.  He pulled out his pipe and went through the calming ritual of preparing to smoke.  Esther stood in the window at the sink staring at him intensely.  He knew her patience was wearing thin for an explanation – she was the only one he could trust.  She was the only one who could appreciate what he was feeling.  His heart filled with warmth and gratitude at the way she had acted this morning, selflessly helping her, but that was her way – she had such a good heart.  He wasn’t an openly emotional man but seeing that young girl lying there, almost lifeless, had affected him.  It brought back memories which he would rather keep hidden.  He puffed on his pipe to calm himself. Continue reading