In the last post: Bert lives next door to his fiance, she wears his ring. But will the hunky young roof contractor steal her heart?
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Enchanter on the Roof ® James Field. Part 02
Dick Charmer swung himself up the scaffolding ladder. He used his right hand to grasp the rungs, while his left arm steadied a ghetto blaster balanced on his shoulder. He wore cycle shorts and stretchy T-shirt. If the weather remained warm, he’d discard his T-shirt and flex his muscles for the young girls. They loved to glare at him.
Straddling the roof of the terrace house’s crown, he surveyed his work. He’d re-pointed two of the three chimneys, and the roof tiles were now neat, clean, and whole. By the weekend, he’d be finished and ready to collect his wages.
He glanced at his watch, five-past-eight, time to wake folk. Some of The Stables’ workers were already out and about, feeding animals and grooming the horses. But most of the guests were sleeping or eating breakfast in a converted barn.
With the boom blaster perched on a chimney, he selected the most modern of his pop music and turned the volume to full. The rafters rattled in time with the bass, and he swung both his hammer and his hips to the driving rhythm. He knew big fat Bert slept in the house below, but paid no heed. There was no way that ugly brute could climb the ladder to get at him.
To be continued…
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