Friday, November 6, 2015

Wednesday Words...The Horse Came Home Alone

 Wanna buy a castle?
Wanna buy a castle?
Down a weedy avenue to lower Westonderry Woods stood an abandoned castle, tumbling down stone by stone.  But once, this castle had been filled with light, music, and laughter, along with copious amounts of alcohol.

Lord Brandon Larson,a charismatic bachelor, had inherited a massive fortune which opened many doors to him, including the world of high society.  Lord Larson swept newly debuted young ladies off their feet.  And, if his charm succeeded, he swept them onto their backs.

#LoveRomance - Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy cover remix designed by Jennifer Wu
Oh! My goodness!
 

Soon he was swimming in debt.  All of his creditors were folding up his mortgages and moving in on him.  Also, many outraged titled fathers of pregnant young debutantes were circling their carriages around him.

Seeing no escape and not being one to cower  before the angry men, Lord Larson slammed the ledger notebook onto the library floor, and stormed to the stables to saddle the fastest horse there.  Off he thundered, applying a riding crop with a heavy hand.


The horse came back alone, a wise decision on Lord Larson’s part, probably the only one he had ever made.

28 comments:

  1. But what happened to him I wonder. That's some cover for Tess of the Durbervilles isn't it? Tried to read that once but couldn't. Maybe I should try again.

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    1. To be honest, I could not read it either. But this new cover on the class caught my eye, and I thought "Why not?"

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  2. Did he run off somewhere to start again or did he hang himself?

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  3. Tess of the Durbervilles? Shudder. How I loathed that book. The clumsy symbolism STILL makes me grit my teeth. Angel Clare, the minister's son. Golden-haired, blue-eyes, plays the harp. Is he a good guy or a bad guy?
    Lord Larson is no gentleman. Not for him the gun in the library option...

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    1. I'd say Larson is definitely not on the side of the angels.

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    2. Three bad reviews for Tess of the D'urbervilles? I'll skip it then, when it comes up on my kindle.

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    3. Tried to find some good in the book, some positive resolution, but quit. Cross it off your kindle list.

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    1. I am hoping he was shanghaied to work on a grungy ship.

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  5. I couldn't even venture a guess but I, for one, would be quite pleased with the return of the horse.

    Well done.

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    1. At least something of value was returned.

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  6. Woo hoo! The monitor for our main computer has been replaced, and I can now see what is on the screen much better.

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  7. Off to find something new? At least the horse came back

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    1. One can only hope that he has been humbled in some way.

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  8. Just deserts, eh?
    Or is he off to do dastardly deeds elsewhere?

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  9. Too much money doesn't just spoil people in this century.

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    1. This vice will continue as long as greed and avarice exists.

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  10. What a scoundrel that Lord Larsen is. Not only shirking all responsibilities, but whipping the horse too.

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    1. I put that in to show what an utter scoundrel he is.

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  11. Lord Larsen definitely sounds like an unpleasant character!

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    1. Lots of money does that to a person who never made wise choices in the first place.

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  12. Let's hope he makes good decisions for him, in his new life. ;)

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    1. One can hope, but it will take many disastrous miles and experiences.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!