14 Responses to Chapter 1 | Page 06

  1. Apvogt says:

    If we are still talking about the drill, then I’ll take two.

  2. TwoA says:

    All of the above?

  3. Luces says:

    Is it just me thinking that Godfrey gives the typical longsuffering wage slave, while silently gloating in revenge?
    Nice way to show us your mastery of a regency house while chasing us through all that rooms, Matthew!

  4. Alphaghoul says:

    It’s obvious this has been asked before but why does Mr. Farthing put up with his hatefull bully of a fiance, why can’t he stand up to her, and what is her problem?!! It’s clearly more than just paranoia.

    • mvandinter says:

      Hi Alphaghoul, thanks for joining the conversation 🙂 Leaving out the details and dinosaurs, here’s the short answer to your inquiry:

      Alice was betrothed to marry Philo Farthing when both were children, and she resents the 19th Century social structure that leaves her little choice in the matter. Philo is in a similar position, though the motivations are different. Ferocity and timidity are common human traits, as are lopsided dependency relationships. Both feel trapped in a situation not-of-their-making, and are fighting against it, each in their own peculiar way.

      Confidentially, like yourself, Alice is also quite frustrated with Philo’s inability to stand up to her.

      • Thorin Schmidt says:

        So, is that the source of Alice’s irritation to Charlie? It seems to me that Charlie’s attitude is that if Society doesn’t approve of her (or wants to try and put her in a situation ont to her liking), then Society can jolly well take a long hike along a short pier…..

        • mvandinter says:

          I can accept that.

          Of course, I can’t imagine that Charlie would be conscious of her own motives. She’s mostly kinetic energy.

  5. Aslandus says:

    It’s a ladder! Nobody planned for ladders!

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