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The boy recoiled slightly as she ruffled his hair and she could feel a couple of nits inside it.

"She weren't tall. She was quite pale and dressed in a blue jacket and long skirt with a white... thingy underneath it. She was wearing some great big 'at? She said she would give me a ten bob note when I came out".

- GM

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Caitlin paused for a moment, she highly doubted it, but perhaps the woman was still outside.

"You think you could spot her out a window my dear?" She asked again after holding her hand away from him, she wished she had still had her gloves on. But it wasn't any worse than Africa.

-Caitlin

"I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow you head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?" -Harry Callahan

Hi, I'm from Detroit! (Yes it did suck)

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"Yes, I am sure I could", the boy said, "I would remember 'er straight away".

He was adorable really. Needed a good bath, sure, but still adorable.

- GM

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(OOC: Where's the window?)

"I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow you head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?" -Harry Callahan

Hi, I'm from Detroit! (Yes it did suck)

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OOC: In another room on the other side of the corridor.

- GM

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"Alright dear, let us see if we can find this very bad woman shall we?" Catherine said holding out some manner of hope that she would still be visible, though she highly doubted it.

-Catherine

"I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow you head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?" -Harry Callahan

Hi, I'm from Detroit! (Yes it did suck)

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Catherine's look out of the window did not deliver what she had hoped for; rather what she had feared. The woman had left the vicinity and clearly had never intended to pay the child for delivering the message.

Something that would need to be addressed later; that was just not croquet.

- GM

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"Bugger" Catherine muttered as she watched out the window, returning her gaze to the boy, she smiled

"Well seems she's not there. Now, shall we go downstairs and I'll return you to your mum once I've talked to my acquaintances?"

-Catherine

"I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow you head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?" -Harry Callahan

Hi, I'm from Detroit! (Yes it did suck)

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The boy nodded and got up.

"Can you pay me as well please? If I'm not going to get a ten shilling note from her, you will do".

He held out a hand like he was Oliver Twist asking for some more gruel.

- GM

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"Give them an inch..." Catherine said quietly as she looked at the boy

"You'll get your twenty shillings once I've acquired my purse and talked to my compatriots. Then we'll go see your mum."

-Catherine

"I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow you head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?" -Harry Callahan

Hi, I'm from Detroit! (Yes it did suck)

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"I'd better", the boy replied, "Because I didn't come up all the way from Poplar for nothin'. First time I've ever been on a Tube train".

- GM

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Catherine rolled her eyes.

"Bishop, guard the boy. I'm going to go. Report my findings"

Mr. Lebeau was about to protest, but was stopped by the look on Catherine's face who quickly turned and was on her way out the door.

And Bishop, trying to make conversation said.

"So boy, the military interest you?"


-Catherine and Bishop

OOC: Continued in the Bar

"I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow you head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?" -Harry Callahan

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Peregrine made his way up the narrow stairs to the servants' quarters, suppressing a shudder at the thought of moving in quarters where the lower sort associated.

He opened the door to where the boy had been left. Judging by appearances, someone had given the lad some food. The morality of giving the poor handouts Peregrine was going to leave to others to decide - he had a question.

"Hello," he said. "By chance, do you remember where you met this woman?"

- Peregrine North

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Harry followed his fellow countryman up the stairs and stood in the doorway. Listening in on the interogation. A task he himself wasn't altogether that familiar with.

-Harry

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Peregrine made his way up the narrow stairs to the servants' quarters, suppressing a shudder at the thought of moving in quarters where the lower sort associated.

He opened the door to where the boy had been left. Judging by appearances, someone had given the lad some food. The morality of giving the poor handouts Peregrine was going to leave to others to decide - he had a question.

"Hello," he said. "By chance, do you remember where you met this woman?"

- Peregrine North

"Of course, silly!" the boy said, "I'm not stupid! I met her outside the Baths on the East India Dock road. Not far from Poplar railway station! Don't you know London?"

Peregrine probably wasn't overly familiar with the layout of London outside the Square Mile and Westminster, but the East India Dock was one of the major areas of the city's teeming port, where goods arrived and departed from all of the world.

- GM

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mlb38 wrote:

Peregrine made his way up the narrow stairs to the servants' quarters, suppressing a shudder at the thought of moving in quarters where the lower sort associated.

He opened the door to where the boy had been left. Judging by appearances, someone had given the lad some food. The morality of giving the poor handouts Peregrine was going to leave to others to decide - he had a question.

"Hello," he said. "By chance, do you remember where you met this woman?"

- Peregrine North

"Of course, silly!" the boy said, "I'm not stupid! I met her outside the Baths on the East India Dock road. Not far from Poplar railway station! Don't you know London?"

Peregrine probably wasn't overly familiar with the layout of London outside the Square Mile and Westminster, but the East India Dock was one of the major areas of the city's teeming port, where goods arrived and departed from all of the world.

- GM

"No," Peregrine snapped back. "I come from where there's a ruddy great pile of stone slabs sat right next to some dead king's tomb." Then he collected himself, realizing he was arguing with a child.

"Was she wearing anything you'd remember? I don't give a toss what she looked like, just if you remember anything odd she was wearing." He knew it was an odd question, but if the boy remembered, others were likely to as well.

-Peregrine

OOC: the "ruddy great pile" is Stonehenge, which is very near to Peregrine's home. Maria

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Harry glanced at the man arguing with the child, learning that he was not from London he laughed, I hail from Coventry myself, but I know the city. Been round here long enough and the family has an estate in London proper. "I can guide you there."

The raffish man then moved from his place at the door and crouched in front of the child "Whatever you know helps us lad."

-Harry

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"Was she wearing anything you'd remember? I don't give a toss what she looked like, just if you remember anything odd she was wearing." He knew it was an odd question, but if the boy remembered, others were likely to as well.

-Peregrine

OOC: the "ruddy great pile" is Stonehenge, which is very near to Peregrine's home. Maria

"She was dressed in a blue dress with a great big skirt and the biggest 'at I've ever seen in my life. She had a umbella as well. A great big umbella".

- GM

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"That might work," Peregrine said. "If that's how you remember her, I'm sure someone else will." He paused.

"We'd best take you along though. There might be a chance she's still about."

-Peregrine

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"Well, I need to go back 'ome anyway", the boy said, "My mother will be wondering where I am, won't she?"

- GM

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Harry shrugged "Sounds like sense to me" As the boy talked about his mother.

"Shall I inform the others?" He asked Peregrine.

-Harry

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"Yes," Peregrine replied. "One more thing, lad. Did this woman pay you everything she promised you? Or was it some sort of half now, half when you finish sort of thing?"

He'd read a penny dreadful in which the villain proposed this sort of arrangement. The rest he couldn't remember: some sort of rot about cowboys or something.

-Peregrine

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"No, she said that I would get the money when I returned. She only gave me enough money for my train ticket - and I've spent that already".

The boy looked confused.

"She was never going to pay me, was she? When I find her, I'm gonna to clip 'er round the ear!"

- GM

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Peregrine smiled. "I suspect you'll have to queue for that, lad. She's wronged a great many people." He paused, a thought having crossed his head. This in and of itself was something of a great event.

"Did she talk strangely? As if she weren't from the neighbourhood, but somewhere else?"

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