Tuesday, 17 March 1925.   Posted by The Keeper.Group: 0
The Keeper
 GM, 486 posts
 Tony Stroppa
Wed 20 Jun 2012
at 09:49
Monday, 16 March 1925
The next day dawned clear and cool.

Most of the occupants of the town house slept late, done in by the excitement of the previous couple of nights.
Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 216 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Wed 20 Jun 2012
at 10:38
Tuesday, 17 March 1925
Cynthia does wake up late, but looks bright-eyed and self-content when she comes down. She and Molly have completed their first cut of translating and categorizing the documents, and recorded some of the evidence for future reference. Hopefully the boys have been so successful. She makes herself a cup of tea and sits over the books to continue where she left off, waiting for the boys to come down and update her.

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Molly 'Mungo' Fuller
 player, 64 posts
 Reporter for the
 London Scoop.
Wed 20 Jun 2012
at 12:47
Tuesday, 17 March 1925
In reply to Cynthia Jane Holloway (msg # 2):

Molly woke up and gasped.  What time was it?  It was...early morning.  Drat.  That could only mean one thing.  She had gone to bed at a decent hour (before 2 a.m.) and had gotten plenty of sleep.  She hoped this wouldn't be a habit.  To make matters worse (or better) she could tell she hadn't been drinking.  Slowly her brain started to function and she grinned.  Oh yes, now she remembered.  She had started to categorize those unique books and had spent the evening with Cynthia and took a ton of pictures.

Molly stretched and slowly got dressed.  It was to be a work day so she wore more utilitarian clothes for today she wanted to get into the dark room and start to develop the pictures.  Her plan for the day made, until she was convinced otherwise, Molly made her way downstairs to see who else was up and for some breakfast.

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Imran Singh
 player, 143 posts
 Decorated Ex-Soldier
 Loyal Sikh Manservant
Wed 20 Jun 2012
at 12:50
Tuesday, 17 March 1925
Singh is waiting in the kitchen when Cynthia enters.

"Good morning, Miss," he greets her with a slight bow, "I trust your evening was profitably spent and that you slept well. May I prepare your plate?"

He arranges the items she selects on her plate and fetches tea or coffee and fresh juice, as she chooses.

This message was last updated by the GM at 21:22, Wed 20 June 2012.

Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 218 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Wed 20 Jun 2012
at 13:02
Tuesday, 17 March 1925
Cynthia gives Mr. Singh a genuine smile. "Tea for now. My appetite hasn't quite caught up with me yet. I'm glad to see you back well. Once everyone is awake, we should discuss what we've discovered."

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Molly 'Mungo' Fuller
 player, 66 posts
 Reporter for the
 London Scoop.
Wed 20 Jun 2012
at 13:44
Tuesday, 17 March 1925
Molly stopped before entering the kitchen and took a deep breath.  She had a reputation to maintain of the never ending reporter.  It was hard to maintain but she did her best.  Now she had to take a breath of energy and "sweep" into the kitchen as if she had been up for hours...and so she did.

"Greetings everybody!" Molly said to whomever was in the room in a chipper voice.  "It will be a glorious day today won't it?  I can't wait to get started in the dark room.  Just think of what we might see.  It will be interesting to see if the photo's took won't it Cynthia?  And that statue!"

Molly sat down at the table and smiled.  "What do we have on the table for breakfast?  I think I might need something more substantial then tea.  Perhaps an American breakfast of sausage, eggs and toast with coffee?  Of course I'll need cream for the coffee.  Do you think that would be possible?"

Molly pulled out her notebook and started to write in it.  "Do you mind if I write while I eat?  I read somewhere that if you write two or three pages first thing in the morning then your mind stays more focused.  I think we can use all the focus we can get, don't you?  Of course those two or three pages don't have to be large pages or have to make a lot of sense.  It is more stream of consciousness thing but that string eventually focuses.  Your mind automatically picks up on one of the points on that string and there you have it...the rest of the writing is more focused.  Such a silly little thing but it works."

This message was lightly edited by the GM at 21:22, Wed 20 June 2012.

Imran Singh
 player, 144 posts
 Decorated Ex-Soldier
 Loyal Sikh Manservant
Wed 20 Jun 2012
at 14:07
Tuesday, 17 March 1925
Singh delivers a plate to Molly, as requested, along with a cup of coffee and the creamer.

"I trust you slept well, Miss Fuller."

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Molly 'Mungo' Fuller
 player, 67 posts
 Reporter for the
 London Scoop.
Wed 20 Jun 2012
at 14:20
Tuesday, 17 March 1925
In reply to Imran Singh (msg # 7):

Molly smiled at Mr. Singh.  "Ahhhh.  Thank you for this Mr. Singh.  I feel better already just seeing this plate of food.  Good thing I have a high metabolism.  Sleep?  Yes, I did.  Surprisingly so.  Time got away from us for  a little bit didn't it Cynthia?  We were so focused on our project that it just seemed to slip away.   I can't wait to hear how the gentlemen did last night."

Molly poured the cream into the coffee and closed her eyes as she took the first drink of the day.  She didn't need cream in it to enjoy but it was a splurge that she indulged in periodically and today seemed like a good day for indulgence.  After that first sip, she was ready to face real food.  She took a bite of each food first to see that she would like it and then smiled as she found all the food excellent.  "Breakfast...an essential part of the day...even if it is usually taken at noon."

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 21:22, Wed 20 June 2012.

Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 219 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Wed 20 Jun 2012
at 14:59
Tuesday, 17 March 1925
Cynthia watches in silence, raising an eyebrow in response to the reporter's apparent energy. Perhaps it would be better to hide the coffee, if Cynthia wants her quiet and peaceful mornings.

"I may pass on the black room. I've seen quite enough of that statue, thank you."

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Count Sigismund Bathony
 player, 203 posts
 Antiquarian Book Dealer
 Owner Abingdon Rare Books
Thu 21 Jun 2012
at 09:13
Re: Tuesday, 17 March 1925

The Count had readied a traditional English cooked breakfast after getting another couple of hours sleep. He had worked through each of the items eggs, bacon, black pudding etc keeping them warm in the oven until served. He had prepared the urn of coffee and large pot of tea first so they were available for any early risers.
The Keeper
 GM, 489 posts
 Tony Stroppa
Thu 21 Jun 2012
at 10:47
Re: Tuesday, 17 March 1925
Everyone filtered down for breakfast.

Darlington had gone home to sleep, then returned. Fulty and Storm were understandably still tired, as was JM.

Darlington said he'd talk to Barrington today about a raid on the ship and the warehouse. He'd rather grab the ship captain and subject him to some "vigorous" questioning in order to know what they were dealing with, first.

While normal police procedure with regards to gathering evidence and getting a warrant was largely irrelevant with regards to any possible case being brought before the Queen's Bench, completely flouting procedure would cause questions to be asked within Scotland Yard. Especially if there were casualties (which, after the police raid in New York, was a definite possibility).
Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 221 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Thu 21 Jun 2012
at 13:01
Re: Tuesday, 17 March 1925
"From what you describe, I doubt the captain knows anything. On the one hand, he seems motivated almost solely by money and self-preservation. On the other, it sounds like he'll only spend as much on guarding his ship at night as he thinks it protects the money in his pocket. And if his boys are anything like the boys I've seen back home, they're just as easily distracted."
Count Sigismund Bathony
 player, 204 posts
 Antiquarian Book Dealer
 Owner Abingdon Rare Books
Fri 22 Jun 2012
at 09:17
Re: Tuesday, 17 March 1925
In reply to Cynthia Jane Holloway (msg # 12):

"I have to agree Ms Holloway I had no indication he was a raving cultists. I would like to think he was just the link between the Chinese mainland and London and probably any of the other ports in this saga."

The Count finished his breakfast and took a second cup of coffee.

"Do we have any plans for today ?"
Molly 'Mungo' Fuller
 player, 69 posts
 Reporter for the
 London Scoop.
Fri 22 Jun 2012
at 13:37
Re: Tuesday, 17 March 1925
Molly went to refill her coffee cup but this time without the cream.  She was waking up now and figured by another cup of coffee (her third) she'd be ready to tackle the pictures.

"Cynthia declined to help with developing the pictures but anybody else want to tackle it?  It's not too hard.  Just have to make sure not to open up the door or curtain until the picture is ready.  Made good time of taking them last night.  We had a pretty sweet system working for us didn't we Cynthia.  Well done indeed."