Category: Sam Youd

Sad news

Katharine arrived in the morning without advance warning. Lionel was sitting by Victoria’s bed when the door opened and she came in. For a moment Lionel thought it would be necessary to tell her of...

The chance of hope destroyed

‘For your part, you could pray, perhaps.’ Lionel said bitterly, ‘Medically speaking, do you advise that?’ ‘From the point of view of the recovery of a patient, no. But it is sometimes of help to...

We can both read and write

The hay meadows were thick and high with the year’s second crop, less flowery now than in the abundance of spring but still colourful and perhaps even more richly scented. From somewhere behind them there...

The best is yet to be?

She reached on tiptoe and kissed him. ‘I love you,’ she said, ‘wildly, passionately, and you’re quite right, I could never flirt with you again. I don’t want to. This is the best.’ ‘Not quite....

Starry night

He had been sitting near the French windows; he got to his feet, with Victoria making a show of helping him, and they went outside. The night air was cool after the warmth of the...

A different reality

‘You must remember, concerning Russia, that it is a country of snow and wolves, a vast and hard land. When I am there and I think of the Western cities, of London and Paris, it...

ball flirting military dancing unimpeded redeem promise

Hors de combat

General Tulenkov said, ‘Are you comfortable? We can arrange to have an easy chair brought up.’ ‘No, thank you. This is fine.’ ‘Hors de combat,’ the General said, ‘and watching the ladies in their finery....