I'd like to take this moment--not that moment, this one--to thank everyone who comes to visit me and leaves their comments each weekend. You have become dear friends and I look forward to your feedback each week.
It's the monthly SCA meeting this Sunday so my own visits may take into Monday but rest assured I will be making them. I think I even got the computer issues that were so bothersome last Sunday fixed!
And now...on with the show. Last week some of you expressed an interest in meeting the kitchen boy who is so central to the controversy of Chapter 30. I shall oblige you by backing up and giving eight sentences from Chapter 28 involving our young messenger. Our kitchen boy was found in Lord DeFord's room by Lord DeFord's good friend Sir James Quinly, who of course asked for an explanation of what the young scamp was doing there. This excerpt features editing and creative punctuation.
“I was sent by a lady, sir...to leave something for my Lord DeFord--it is to be a surprise, she said.” The boy looked at him innocently.
“I know not, sir--I did not see her face; she was hidden in the shadows--but she had on a dark cape.”
The boy led him over to a table near the window where Chauncy kept his correspondence. Upon the surface lay an unfinished message and black sealing wax. James gripped the boy’s shoulder.
“Have I done wrong sir?”
I should probably mention that this kitchen boy is quite young, illiterate, and hungry. An easy mark for a mysterious person who might offer him food or coin for a task he did not understand. Oh, and all the threats against the royal family have had black sealing wax on them. Red was the common color for sealing wax, so the black is particularly important here.
That's all for me this weekend. See you around the net.
P.S. Please consider checking out my last post