The Haunted Traveler May 2017 Edition

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his business.”

“Oh…” I murmured.

“Never you mind,” Esther said, graciously returning

to the topic, “Who else did you have in mind?”

“I had thought about a centaur, maybe…”

“An excellent choice.” Esther gave me a warm, approving,

and almost-proud smile. Almost.

“…Only Eddie would never allow it.”

Esther’s thin, bluish eyebrows climbed the considerable

height of her forehead.

“And why’s that?”

“It’s just that he had a centaur tutor growing up – “

“It’s what they’re good for.”

“Yes, but – “

“You know the Montresors? They had a centaur

come in to help with their little girl. Not even as part of

the staff – just to look after her for the weekend. This

was back when you could do that sort of thing, mind

you. And when they did get back, well what did they

find but their little Hannabell is quoting the classics. In

the original Greek – and better Greek than Homer’s.”

“Yes, but it’s just that they’re so awfully strict. At

least, Eddie’s was. I’m sure he exaggerates it a bit, but

he did sound like a real tyrant and he’s sworn that he’ll

never let Leonora go through the same thing.”

Esther sniffed. A hard, contemptuous sniff. The kind

she usually reserved for modern music or certain politicians.

We sat in silence for a while, Esther turning her

gaze out onto the open street, looking at the passing

cars, the fruit stalls, the spires of St. Wulfran’s peeking

out over the canopy of trees in the park. Here and there

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