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Her love of books had made her the ideal candidate.
Her proud boast had been that she had read every book in the school library, fiction, non fiction, historic or otherwise, though she admitted somewhat tongue in cheek that none had been in a foreign language!
Mr Denby was housebound and somewhat of a recluse, but had a private library for which he required a qualified librarian.
He chuckled at her quip, confident that she would never be able to read all of the books in his.
‘The job’s yours if you want it, but before you accept, could you just put those two books away for me please? The library is the third door on the left down the corridor.’
‘Pride and Prejudice, and Lord of the Rings. Now there’s a contrast!’ she said.
Mr Denby smiled. ‘See you in a bit……’ and wheeled himself to the window.
Confident and pleased, Harriet picked them up.

The library door opened silently, and Harriet was equally silent when she entered.
Either in awe or shock she wasn’t sure as she realised that this was just the ‘A’s.
She grinned.
She and Mr D were going to get on just fine.

(199 words)

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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  1. athling2001 says:

    Sounds like a fantastic library! Lucky her!!!

  2. Really liked your story!

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