Bedtime Story: Silver and Scotch – Night 29

Silver and Scotch, Downton Abbey

Silver and Scotch
Copyright 2015 by Barbara Hinske

Night 29

 

Blake took his copy of the New York Times into the bar at the Waldorf Astoria and found a spot at a secluded table. Although it was only three in the afternoon, he ordered Glenfiddich on the rocks.

His meeting with Alexi had been fruitful, if unnerving. After his stay in prison, very few people scared Scotch Blake but Alexi was one of them. He took a deep swig of his drink.

Alexi had taken all the silver, but he’d only gotten ten cents on the dollar. He’d quickly abandoned his attempt to negotiate Alexi up to the fifteen percent. There was no future in wrangling with the Russian mob.

Blake opened the newspaper that he’d brought into the bar to make him look comfortable in the surroundings. He had little interest in it. That soon changed as his eye fell on the headline of a short article near the crease on an inside page.

 

Savannah wealthy no longer prefer Scotch

 

Blake smiled and picked up the paper to read the article. It was always thrilling to see his name in the paper.

Bedtime Stories: Silver and Scotch–Night 30