Elinor Mordaunt (1872-1942) was an English author, writer and traveller. She lived extensively in Mauritius, Australia and the East Indies, which provided the inspiration and background for many of her works.
‘The Goldfish’ is a strange tale set in the murky underworld of the London docklands. Dor, a raffish petty criminal in London, has a treasured goldfish in a bowl, which his lover, Rosa, reluctantly takes care of, although she is secretly insanely jealous of the attention he lavishes on the fish. The goldfish was given to Dor by a Chinese man who conducted a strange ceremony over the two of them and declared that Dor cannot die while the goldfish still lives. And truly it seems that Dor has a charmed life, for several incidents occur, each of which should have resulted in his death. And then Rosa suspects that Dor is seeing another woman…and her rage knows no bounds….
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About Cathy Dobson
Cathy Dobson is the author of Planet Germany and a narrator of audiobooks.