Jan. 13th, 2012

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In Chapter 8: Monseigneur in the Country, we continue following the murderous Marquis on his journey to his château.

pg. 118: Monsieur the Marquis in his travelling carriage (which might have been lighter), conducted by four post-horses and two postilions, fagged up a steep hill.

...Firewooded up a steep hill?

The village surrounding the Marquis' château is very, very poor. How poor is it?

pg. 119: All its people were poor, and many of them were sitting at their doors, shredding spare onions and the like for supper, while many were at the fountain, washing leaves, and grasses, and any such small yieldings of the earth that could be eaten.

That's quite poor, that is.

Seriously tho, if your villagers are reduced to eating grass, you might want to re-think your expensive lifestyle. )

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