Famine #63: Not a Frenchman

Hi All, I took last week off from Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday to focus on editing Famine. It's down to the nitty-gritty, and I'm aiming for an October release.

So, without further ado, Bartholomew on a train with a group of Americans:

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Famine by Monica Pierce

“Interesting tattoo you’ve got there.” Mr. MacAuliffe jerked his chin toward the aesir’s hand. “Military?”

Bartholomew nodded, and the American added, “Never seen one like that associated with the Blue or the Gray.”

“It’s a continental mark; I didn’t fight in your Civil War.”

Mr. MacAuliffe stared at him until one of the other fellows said, “Right. French.”

Bartholomew ran his fingers along the rounded edge of the polished mahogany bar, and then said, “My ability to speak French doesn’t make me a Frenchman, though that is a frequent misperception among Americans.”

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