Jennospot 46 Cripes is Right
Fer five days, startin' on 12 December, moi fav'rite book, "Gang Loyalty", is free in digital format from Amazon Kindle. It's moi fav'rite 'cos it's mostly about me. Besides, Oi reckon it's a lotta fun. Any'ow, if'n yew got a digital book reader, now's yer chance, 'cos it won't cost yew nuffink. Down below is a little extract, jus' ter give yew a bit of a taste of wot it's loike:
Just before the bridge was a cattle gate. It was closed. At the very last moment we both broadsided to a stop. But there wasn't enough room. The carts touched. Locked one to the other, they slid off the path and overturned. Thrown off, Jenno and I rolled together down the grassy slope to the edge of the river.
‘You all right?’ I asked breathlessly. I could feel Jenno laughing. ‘What're you laughing at?’
‘Oi won,’ panted Jenno.
‘You cheated. You didn't give me a fair start.’
Jenno rolled over and knelt astride my stomach. She grinned down into my face.
‘But Oi won. Oi told yew moi cart, Emmeline P, was good.’
I grinned back. ‘You cheated.’
‘Oi did wot?’
Jenno pummelled my shoulders.
‘Emmeline P's good— an' so am Oi.’
‘You're a cheat.’
Jenno pummelled some more. I caught her by the wrists.
‘Wot is Emmeline P?’
‘Emmeline P is good.’
‘That's better. Wot am Oi?’
Jenno twisted her wrists free and pummelled me some more.
‘Wot am Oi?’
‘You're pretty good too— but you're still a cheat.’
I caught her wrists again and we rolled over, wrestling in the grass.
Suddenly, as I tried to pin Jenno's shoulders down, I caught sight of somebody on the bridge. There were two people. They each had a cart. It was Winnifred and Molly!
Jenno must have sensed something was wrong. She stopped wrestling, and sat up. I sat up too.
‘Come on, Molly,’ said Winnifred. ‘There's too much of a rough crowd here.’
She and Molly turned and stalked off the bridge. They went back up in the direction of the Manor Lodge at the top end of The Street.
I thought of calling after them to explain, but I knew it wouldn't have been any use. I watched them go. My exhilaration slid out of my boots, slipped into the river, and sank like springtime out of sight. It was replaced by darkest gloom and doom.
‘Cripes,’ said Jenno.
‘Cripes is right,’ I said.
"Gang Loyalty" (Chapter 16)
Available Free from 12 to 16 December:
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