The Duchess’ Tattoo by Daisy Goodwin

11126334

Publishing year: 2011

RATING: INTERESTING SHORT STORY

SPOILERS!!!

This is a short story about Cora visiting a tattooist. She has seen the snake tattooed around her mother-in-law’s wrist, and she wants one. The poor Duchess doesn’t know the meaning of the tattoo, which refers to all of the Prince of Wales’s mistresses. The tattooist refuses to make the tattoo, and Cora gets upset. She had bought a diamond bracelet to cover the tattoo, and she wears it at a dinner, causing the guests to wonder. Ivo also wonders, and when in the intimacy of their room Cora reveals her smooth skin, Ivo explains why her mother has the tattoo. Cora feels silly, and then she visits the tattooist to thank him for his discreet way of refusing to do something that will have made the duchess look stupid.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s