Rumpole and the Constricted Pupil
by A.J. Hall
"Rumpole and the Constricted Pupil" was originally written for the 2015 RenaultX Exchange Challenge.
It is a cross-over between the worlds of Rumpole of the Bailey, the Marlows books by Antonia Forest and The Charioteer by Mary Renault.
When Horace Rumpole first represented Alec Deacon, the latter was a newly minted registrar, up on charges arising out of a misunderstanding in the gentlemen's conveniences at Gloucester Green bus station, Oxford. Now he's Sir Alec Deacon F.R.C.S. and needs Rumpole's help again, this time on a charge of burglary ("No, Rumpole, that's not a spelling mistake in the charge sheet.")
Rumpole's only hope of keeping his client out of gaol depends on finding a Will which may have been lost, stolen, impounded by the Samarkand branch of the KGB -- or simply never written in the first place. Fortunately, Patrick Merrick, his summer pupil, knows a girl who may be able to shed some light on the matter.
This short story is rated PG. You might like to consider other ebooks by A.J. Hall set in the Mary Renault , Antonia Forest and Rumpole fandoms. This work is created on a not-for-profit basis and no infringement of the rights of the holder(s) is intended. All rights are those of the respective holder(s).