15 January 2013

The Arrival of Mademoiselle de Ambuscade. . .

 
Presenting. . .  Mademoiselle Amalie de Ambuscade
Things are all abuzz at Krankenstadt Palace today.  By mid-morning, the Mademoiselle de Ambuscade and her entourage arrived after an arduous winter journey across Central Europe from Strasbourg in France.  It seems, the Grand Duke's aunts, in their quest to see Irwin-Amadeus II tie the knot and produce and heir, have taken over his social schedule in the New Year and have invited another suitable lady of marriageable age for an extended stay.  Complicating the matter is the fact that the Lady de Badinage [Thanks, Jeff!] and her retinue are already ensconced within the east wing of the palace along with the visiting General Leger de Main in the west wingPredictably, the Grand Duke has retired to his favorite red fainting couch in his private apartments with a dram of Absinthe and his favorite clay pipe packed with the finest Virginia tobaccoWashing his hands of the matter for a few hours, at least, Hives has crept away following the Grand Duke's breakfast, bath, and shave for an early lunch at his own club for gentlemen's personal gentlemen

5 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Oops! I thought that the "other lady" was Lady Solange de Badinage; with "General Etienne Aigner Leger de Main" being anything but a lady.

Surely mix-up of names due to Irwin-Amadeus' current flustered state.

Presumably Hives will correct the situation.


-- Jeff

PS, I find Amalie to be the more comely of the two ladies.

Chris Gregg said...

I like them both, and their names. Thanks for the 18th century female artistic treat

Fitz-Badger said...

She looks like a saucy minx.

Martin said...

It's looking like the Grand Duke will have to watch his flanks as well as his rear!

Will Hives be able to save the day? Or will Our Hero's bachelorhood be sacrificed on the alter of matrimony?!

Bloggerator said...

What Fitz-Badger said! Mrrr-ow!

Greg

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