The Escape by David Macfie

Prompt: The List | Word count: 1500 | Genre: Historical Thriller
Joseph closed his journal and rubbed his eyes. He had been cataloguing all the things that must be done for “the great escape”, as he and his friends called their audacious plans. He was the butler at Worthington Manor and every day was incredibly busy and stressful. It was his job to make sure that every aspect of the daily life of the manor ran like clock-work. And it was not just about a constant daily routine. The lord and lady of the manor had a wide circle of relatives, friends, business associates, members of parliament and many other people they wanted to influence in some way or the other. So Joseph was expected to organize all the dinners, parties, balls, hunting expeditions, holidays, and business trips at home and abroad. And it didn’t stop there. He also had to manage all the other activities needed to keep the lord and his lady in the top strata of society.

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