Silver – stanza 24.3

“I’m told you brag about swindling me.”
“Thank them that told you, you wouldn’t have
Figured it out on your own. It was crafty.”
“Excuse me?”
“But I wouldn’t say I bragged about it. Wasn’t
Much of a challenge, really; You’re just not that bright.”
The duel was set for dawn. Malinov declined
To bring a second, and attended by a servant
With instructions to bring his corpse away
Courlain did his part, dispatching Malinov with
A shot through the heart and the servant
Did his, taking the lifeless body to the swamp
And was soon forgotten, having been in town
Such a short time; for a year, Malinov settled
Into his new vessel, a bright young fellow studying
To be a lawyer, his writing and rhetoric
Making a meteoric splash with the locals
Destined to become a big shot in Washington
They figured; When Malinov took the reins
He courted Silver’s selected vessel and
They waited until Silver died before getting
Married and making the journey east
It took months for Courlain to suspect
That Silver had not possessed the vessel
They had planned for her; it took a year
For him to be certain and by that time, he
Didn’t have the slightest clue to her whereabouts
We don’t known what he did then but he caught
Up with Tasha in Istanbul and lived out there

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