By Charles, K J
Silas Mason has no illusions approximately himself. He’s now not lovely, or perhaps likable. He’s an overbearing idealist, an intensive bookseller and pamphleteer who lives for revolution . . . and for Wednesday nights. per week he meets anonymously with a similar guy, in whom Silas has stumbled on the proper meld of highbrow companionship and absolute obedience to his sexual instructions. yet unbeknownst to Silas, his closest buddy can also be his maximum enemy, with the facility to determine him hanged—or spare his life.
A unswerving, well-born gentleman reliable, Dominic Frey is torn aside by means of his affair with Silas. via the sunshine of day, he can't fathom the intoxicating lust that drives him to fulfill with the unconventional week after week. within the bed room, every thing else falls away. Their wishes fit, and they're united by means of sympathy for every other’s inner most vulnerabilities. but if Silas’s politics earn him a dying sentence, hope clashes with responsibility, and Dominic unearths himself doing every thing he can to avoid wasting the fellow who stole his center.
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A minister or a lawyer maybe, a man who put principle before everything and was brought low by a blackguard radical in his private hours. His precious, peculiar Tory. ” George’s skinny arms strained to lift a crate. Silas shook himself out of his reverie and hurried over. Work to do. He could have sworn that the Tory was going to ask his name, though. Had known he would, with a sense of leaping anticipation for something, he wasn’t sure what, and had been disappointed when the question hadn’t come.
Not that it would last until the evening. Wednesday. At last. — Dominic was working through a pile of reports, mostly notable for their uneducated hands, poor spelling, and obvious spite, when there was a rap on his door. “Mr. ” It was Thaddeus Skelton. A little older than Dominic and a colleague he respected, although Skelton was of the lower orders. He operated with a ruthlessness that was outside what Dominic, as a gentleman, could stomach—which was why they had different sorts of men here, of course—and got the work done with pleasing efficiency.
You don’t let go,” Silas told him, leaving the rest of the sentence unspoken, because they both knew it: unless you want me to stop. The Tory never had yet. It unnerved Silas sometimes, wondering if he ever would. Silas walked to the head of the bed, to the curtain against the wall, and pulled the cord. “Oh, no,” the Tory said urgently. ” It sounded as though he meant it, and the odd thing was he probably did. He’d probably prefer whips. But his hands were still on the rail, albeit white-knuckled.
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