The Life of Dantes

A while ago I wrote a short description called Dantes ( https://lonelyrecluse.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/dantes/ ), this is the story of how Dantes became a ghost.
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Dantes’ life is a sad one, the son of a Spanish merchant living in England, his father fell into hard times during which his company was liquidated. After the liquidation of the company Dantes’ father fell into depression and alcoholism, drinking away all the family money. Eventually life became too much for him, so he ended it with a rope. Dantes was evicted from the family home, and told he could either join the army or the workhouse, Dantes chose the army. He had an average life in the army, never rising above sergeant. This is the reason that he found himself dying from a musket round through his stomach on the day of the 18th of January 1809 on his home soil at Corruna, Spain watching the rest of the British army flee.
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Hope you enjoy, please feel free to comment.
The Lonely Recluse.

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~ by The Lonely Recluse on September 17, 2011.

4 Responses to “The Life of Dantes”

  1. It’s like a classic that you wrote.Liked every bit of it 🙂
    And now i know how dantes became a ghost 😉

    • The history is also accurate (minus Dantes obviously, but the Battle and retreat of Corunna did happen on the date given). I’m glad I now know how Dantes died as well, originally I wrote him as a ghost pining for a lost love, not as a soldier who didn’t flee with everyone else (obviously I had him as a soldier anyway, hence the uniform). Glad you enjoyed it.
      The Lonely Recluse.

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