Polonius: A Short Story

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A bell is ringing somewhere in the in castle. That’s my cue. Let’s see what I have done wrong this time? I head up the narrow servants stairwell that leads to a side door in lord Polonius’s rooms. I am getting too old for this.
“My lord what can I help you with?” I said standing to attention. Polonius was seated at his desk in the center of the room. A plate of food was next to him with a nibble taken out of it. Sun came through the window behind him forcing me to squint.
“I need you to give this check and notes to my son,” said Polonius, Ah that good. I am not getting yelled at and by going to paris, he won’t be able to threaten my job for days.
“Right away.” I said Most people would have walked away at this point, but I have been working with Polonius for long enough that I knew he give more instructure. Every second of my time in paris would be planed down to the minuet.
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“But make sure you don’t directly ask people about what my son is doing. If they think they brought it up people are more likely to give you more the good stuff. By that I mean honest information.” Polonius said plucking a grape from the plate beside him. “Talk to the people as if you are talking about a family friend that someone mentioned to you before you went on your trip. Not necessarily someone you want to meet with but someone you would ask about. Oh,” He pointed his finger at me, “here’s a good idea, prended you don’t remember his name.
I inclined my head, blinking both eyes agreeing with

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