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Since it was still so cold, the girls decided not to have their Thermos flasks of tea

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Since it was still so cold, the girls decided not to have their Thermos flasks of tea
sitting by the baleful bale, but to go to Granny's Attic Tearoom, so, after making the horses - (AND the donkey), comfortable for the night, that was where they headed. "Now, tell us who that girl was" demanded Amanda, once the tea was served. "She's one of those awful girls who go out on Henry's cruiser. I've seen her with Henry lots of times." answered Emilia quietly. They all looked at each other in horror. They knew that he had a bad temper due to his gammy leg -"His War wound" as he liked to call it but everyone knew it was the result of his having to jump out of a bedroom window, somewhat suddenly, quite a few years ago. But this violence? "Her name is Svetlana and she also goes around with Gregorio - or whatever he calls himself" "I think Gregorio is a Russian spy,"said Andrea thoughtfully, "He really is shifty AND he's taught Boris how to smoke - black tobacco too!" "Well" said Lindsay practically, "I can see why under age smoking could be a shifty occupation, but what other things has he done to make you suspect him? " " He is always hanging about Lord de Woodford and questioning him as to the whereabouts of his wife", Emilia said - she was really quite a nosy child and knew the staff at Foxe's Fynde quite well, and she would drop by in the hope of getting spare apples or carrots for the ponies. "Well, what is she doing?" cut in Amanda" "I haven't a clue" said Emilia airily "Sometimes he says she is up in London and sometimes he says nothing and looks really miserable." "He used to work for MI5 a while ago"chipped in Andrea, "The most well-known secret of Greconville! No-one is meant to know but everybody does" and then she grabbed the last sandwich and stuffed it in her mouth.
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10:19 AM on May 3, 2017 
I didn't notice the bondage either until it was pointed out! Love the tea room!
Freda Knight
8:26 AM on April 30, 2017 
Love the 'horsey' girl Grecons.
4:19 PM on April 29, 2017 
Yes, the Has Con tearoom was the trouble, it was already dismantled when I noticed the bondage. Actually dismantled is not quite the correct term, a whole bedroom was replaced with gee-gaws and fol-de- rols - too arduous to redo whole thing and remember dialogue!
Val Hill
2:12 PM on April 29, 2017 
I've had the same trouble with several scenes too - several Grecons need propping up or fastening on. I've always assumed that everyone is too polite to mention it. Great story.
7:47 AM on April 29, 2017 
Zoe H says...
I did wonder but didn't like to mention it - Grecon etiquette and all that!

Me, too!

This is a delightful scene - a great HasCon tea room! Brilliant storytelling and dialogue, too (as usual!).
4:15 PM on April 28, 2017 
Shhhhh .....never even noticed as always looking at the food.
Zoe H
3:24 AM on April 28, 2017 
I did wonder but didn't like to mention it - Grecon etiquette and all that!
2:56 AM on April 28, 2017 
Apologies for the bondage on Amanda - but surprisingly enough, Grecons don't take to the smaller scale furniture so well as the 1/12th. It's the weight problem, not due to excess of sandwiches, but the lead feet. I should have made her sit at the back of the table but only spotted the error when "Granny's Attic" had closed down for the day.
Zoe H
3:36 PM on April 27, 2017 
There is so much about this narrative that made me smile and LOL!

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