In which Burgher Russ`s lack of nobility becomes readily apparent
Russell Degnan

Having barely escaped with their assorted limbs attached to their assorted attachment points, it was a weary, if not slightly bloody and bruised party that made its way out of the forest, and into a poplar grove that was just a tad too manicured.

"We're safe", exclaimed Madame Hooch of the Heath, despite still having their, now subdued, tormentor in their midst.

"Yes, until the six-fingered man turns up", muttered Burgher Russell de Hotham Esq.

"What was that?" quipped Hooch, smiling ungainly.

Burgher Russ decided to ignore that.


Moving further from the forest, the reason for the slightly-more-than-necessary manicuring on the poplar grove became apparent, as it gave way to very well manicured lakes, trees and ponds; then a delightful orangerie, and, finally, behind a small but delightful wall, a delighfully elegant Tudor castle set in a delightful garden made up of roses, carmelias and petunias.

Within the garden sat a lady, of comely grace and immaculately dressed, reading, but slowly, as every few lines she stopped to pause, then sigh, before continuing as before.

Burgher Russ, being, despite his affected name, a simple commoner, stepped through the gate with some hesitation and approached Delightful Jen to offer his greetings...

A Burgher in Absentia 6th September, 2006 21:25:48   [#] 

Comments

In which Burgher Russ`s lack of nobility becomes readily apparent
Why is my smile ungainly?

Plus: I did get your six-fingered-man reference (incase your thought my question was in earnest)
Madame Hooch of the Heath  9th September, 2006 16:03:23  

In which Burgher Russ`s lack of nobility becomes readily apparent
The answer to both your questions lies in the reference...

For the last time, surrender!
Death first!
Will you promise not to hurt him?
What was that?
What was that?


The saddest thing is I was tempted to enter Jobe's forest with "It's not that bad..."
Russ  9th September, 2006 18:33:47  

In which Burgher Russ`s lack of nobility becomes readily apparent
I don't get the reference....
Adam  11th September, 2006 14:55:44  

In which Burgher Russ`s lack of nobility becomes readily apparent
They -- along with Hooch and Rob's last few comments at Jobe's -- are all from the fireswamp scene in The Princess Bride. One of the great, polarising, nerdy, cult romantic comedy fantasy films.
Russ  11th September, 2006 15:09:28  

Heralding Duties
Parp! - I just wanted to leave my comment at that, but the spam check wouldn't let me. Hopefully, this longwinded explanation will do the trick.

Thanks for the comments on the 'chive by the way.
Madame Hooch of the Heath  17th September, 2006 15:52:21  

Heralding Duties - failure
and after all that I stuffed it up...

All I can offer is a discontented, halfhearted and altogether overly exaggeratedly miserable Parp!
which will hopefully do the trick. :S
Madame Hooch of the Heath  17th September, 2006 15:56:15  

Heralding Duties - failure
Bugger!

*Even more discontented, halfhearted and altogether overly exaggeratedly miserable* Parp!
which will hopefully do the trick. :S
Madame Hooch of the Heath  17th September, 2006 15:58:42  

In which Burgher Russ`s lack of nobility becomes readily apparent
Yay!
Madame Hooch of the Heath  17th September, 2006 15:59:26  

In which Burgher Russ`s lack of nobility becomes readily apparent
thanks Hooch! Will do the right thing shortly... am busy, work, thesis, other work... sigh.
Russ  19th September, 2006 13:15:43