Posted by Miss Marcia on March 06, 2000 at 15:02:20:
In Reply to: Re: The Well Traveled Dinner posted by Major Effingham on March 06, 2000 at 09:38:57:
: This certainly has been a fine evening, my dear. And this blackberry brandy - superb! I guess it's as well to take a bit of time to relax and enjoy a peaceful evening. I've been weeks on the trail after that rascal, Simon Girty, and seem no closer to finding him than I was when I started. You know, of course, that there is a substantial bounty on his head, as well as on the head of anyone who is found to be harboring the miscreant. Not that the bounty is significant to me, being hereditarily well-to-do, of course, but I plan to enforce the strongest penalties against Girty and his protectors. But that is no conversation to be carrying on with a gracious lady. Surely you can have no interest in such topics. Tell me, sweet lady, how do you manage to look so lovely by firelight this evening?
: Major Effingham
Oh, my, Major! How you DO go on! You could turn a girl's head with such sweet talk, if a girl wasn't careful, that is. The fire IS especially lovely, though, isn't it? And the night sounds outside, not to mention the blackberry brandy, are so conducive to a peaceful evening's conversation. I swan, I don't know WHEN I've had such a wonderful evening...but...what was that you were saying a moment ago, Major...I mean, about the penalities and bounties, an' such? I'm just a li'l ol muddlebrain, so you'll have to explain that part to me a bit more clearly. Exactly WHAT type of penalties are you alluding to, and...ahhh...ummmm...what would actually constitute "harboring a miscreant?" That would be something that would only apply to a criminal sort, wouldn't it? Someone actually in cahoots with the murderin' renegade, eh? Someone who helped him plan his attacks, and hide is ill-gotten loot, probably...not like, oh...say, someone maybe just FEEDING a poor man with no place to call home...for instance??? Do tell me more about this fascinating topic, Major. I just LOVE to her an officer and a gentleman talk about his vocation. And have some more brandy, too.......
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