Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891

Lettres

Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for April, 2010

The following lettres were posted during this month:


A Cornwall Scene

Posted upon the 28th of April, 2010

Winter had come again, and Stanley buttoned up his pea-jacket to brave the frosty air and haul a bucket of slops to the coal cellar. He had made it as far as the woodpile near the side-gate when – “Hello, Mr Partridges!” “Ah, hello, Miss St Jute, Miss Anne!” In warmer months, the two sisters […]

FROM THE CASE-BOOKS OF DR JOHN H. WATSON

Posted upon the 13th of April, 2010

(With all due apologies to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who watches, no doubt, from the spirit realm, wreathed in fey and goblins like a sultana in her silks.) I find this section of my collected narratives rather disorganised, but I shall endeavour to describe as best I can the conclusion to the singular affair of […]