A Thousand Glass Flowers cont’d… (6)

Chapter Six




‘Fill the goblet, boy, and keep filling it.’  A ironweight mood settled on Finnian – a Castello mood, and vaguely he observed Gio’s head bob in acknowledgement as the  young fellow circled the Captain’s table.  The calming sea had and the presence of the boy reminding him of his own lack dug like a thorn in his side.  The pretentiousness of the Captain’s table, with its flickering candelabra and polished silver rubbed him raw and the meal was on porcelain plates, as if that matters.

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