21 Responses to Chapter 5 | Page 123

  1. Frank Harr says:

    I find it intersting what the builders decided to replicate and what they didn’t.

    After they get to know Alice, they may not want to give a lid for her.

    Is that a windmill?

    • mvandinter says:

      What are the most-interesting things left out?

      ANACHRONISM ALERT: Yes, that is a windmill. A red windmill.
      Also known as a Moulin Rouge.

    • Lee M says:

      Le Moulin Rouge, peut-etre?

    • JJ says:

      One also very much needs to consider just how long these particular Frenchmen have been underground. Presumably one doesn’t become a troll overnight?

      • mvandinter says:

        Ooooo! That’s an interesting theory! How do you see that playing out?

        • JJ says:

          That IS a question. Napoleon and his minions stumbled upon this alternate universe in their tunneling – I’m saying you need at least 4 generations, so at least 110 years?

          I’ve no doubt there’s somebody who knows? I’ve heard things about authorial intent but can’t say I believe it ๐Ÿ˜‚

          • The Author says:

            110 years is going to be hard to come up with… what with the story being set in the 1820s… only a few years after Napoleon’s death. Unless we’re operating in a Subterranean Time Bubble. Is that what’s going on here?

            • wnp says:

              Time bubble caused by different type of lighting causing foreshortened lifespans could suffice. As usual Godfrey is the master of understatement, Paris is if nothing else absurd.

  2. Sturzkampf says:

    Wonder what The French will give our Heroes to take Ms Alice away again?

  3. Frank Harr says:


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