Sons Veto

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I finally decided to tell my son Randolph that I wanted to get married to Sam but I was very worried about the reaction and the answer Randolph would give, so I wanted to wait for the right time to ask. I planned on telling him about the possible second marriage on the day of the cricket match but by assuring him it would be in the far future, I was waiting to see him in a good mood so I could tell him but at the cricket match he didn’t seem to be in a very good mood so I didn’t want to tell him then. It was an evening when they were alone in the house together, and Sophie finally had to tell him that she was thinking about a second marriage. Randolph thought the idea was pretty ok and he asked her if she had found anybody. Sophie hesitated at first to tell him it was Sam because she knew that Randolph wouldn’t want his stepfather to anything less than a gentleman. When Sophie told Randolph he was repulsed of the idea of his mother marrying a lower class man, “I am ashamed of you! It will ruin me! It will degrade me in the eyes of all the gentlemen in England said Randolph. Sophie replied by saying “ say no more, perhaps I was wrong. Sophie received a letter from Sam to inform her that he had got the shop and that it was the largest in the town. She met Sam secretly and told him that he would have to wait for her final answer. Randolph had come home for Christmas and she had brought up the matter again but Randolph’s answer was the same and she would attempt it again and Randolph would still stand by what he said. Randolph was an undergraduate, was down from oxford one Easter, when she opened the topic again but this time she argued saying he would have a home of his own, and he bad grammar and ignorance would be an encumbrance to him. Randolph showed a more manly anger now and did not agree. He went to his and brought his cross back, he made Sophie go down on her knees and swear she would not marry Sam. ‘I owe this to my father’ he said. She swore thinking it...
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