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Old 07-24-2009, 04:46 PM   #76
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:48 PM   #77
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short update - chapter 5

In The George Inn, George (no relation) - one of the landlords - paced nervously. It was summer, and that meant the brewery would send a man around unannounced to see how things were going. On top of that there was what looked like a mythical hairy creature wearing shorts, sandals and a T shirt tucking into a rustic platter in the beer garden; and an odd noise coming from the cellar. At least there were no SHUMS around. He half-chuckled as he remembered muttering invectives about them within the hearing of an elderly priest who, naturally, asked what a SHUM was. On being told, he looked at George askance and told him for being uncharitable to the blessed children. He then went out into the garden, where the SHUMS were. And came back in a few seconds later, ashen-faced. He nodded to George and muttered “I see you have a point, actually”, and went and sat as far from the garden as he could.

The noise was getting too distracting. He headed down to the cellar, torch in hand. He was carrying it more for the weight of the thing, making it useful as a cosh, than its light-emitting properties. The cellar, after all, was wired to the mains and had lights and other such mod cons. He turned the lights on, and descended into the maze of barrels and casks, boxes of glasses and crates of empties. At the foot of the stairs he paused, sniffing slightly. He thought he had caught a whiff of outside air coming from a direction it didn’t normally come from. And then he heard the noise again, coming from the same direction. He pulled out his diary, checked and double checked today’s date, frowned and cautiously moved off. He mentally chided himself for leaving his mobile phone upstairs, then mentally chided himself for mentally chiding himself - there was, after all, no reception down here.

A figure stepped out from behind a tall pile of boxes, smiling a little apologetically, and looking like he’d been dragged through a hedge backwards, sideways and maybe forwards for good measure. Moreover, his shoes were squelching slightly, and George was sure he could hear something from within the large bag the man had with him.

“You!” George shouted in a whisper. “You’re not due here now. I’ve had no notification. Nothing.”

“Training run, all a bit hush-hush, sorry” said the other. He noticed George’s eyes go towards the bag. “Change of clothes, small inflatable boat, and, well… you don’t want to know the rest. Is, err, my room free? Only Janey is a bit more sensitive to how I look than you. Plus I need to check a couple of things.”

George shook his head in exasperation, then nodded “Sure - you know where the other stairs are. Oh yeah - key…” he patted through his pockets and handed over a key. “We’ve a couple of guests, but they’re all out now. Although two of them are only out as far as the beer garden.”

The other nodded, and vanished quietly up the other stairs. George shrugged, and went back up the normal stairs, and noticed a very obvious tourist being obnoxious at the bar. Great, he thought, the brewery man is here, too.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:54 PM   #79
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:56 PM   #80
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my my, things certainly are getting interesting ! the mysterious diving man has shown up at the very same inn the yeti is having lunch at ! with a Bag O' Mystery !! what could it possibly contain ?

(bless that priest, for allowing the scales to fall from his eyes... may his god keep him safe from shums.)
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:58 PM   #81
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my my, things certainly are getting interesting ! the mysterious diving man has shown up at the very same inn the yeti is having lunch at ! with a Bag O' Mystery !! what could it possibly contain ?
Mysterious things probly...

and this chapter reminds me that we haven't been to the George for a Rustic Platter in AAAAAAGES. (Yes, it's a real pub, in a real village)

That said, last time we went they'd changed it and it wasn't as nice as it used to be.
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:02 PM   #83
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Mysterious things probly...
that's what i was thinking too...

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and this chapter reminds me that we haven't been to the George for a Rustic Platter in AAAAAAGES. (Yes, it's a real pub, in a real village)
well, naturally, you don't think the Mysterious Diver with his Bag O' Mystery could be popping into a place that didn't exist, did you ? (although... now that i think of it, there are at least two or three characters i can think of that i wouldn't put it past...)

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isn't that always the way ? i hate change. it happened to the restaurant where we hold the paris meetups too, it got sold and the new owner changed everything and not for the better. it's tragic, really.
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isn't that always the way ? i hate change. it happened to the restaurant where we hold the paris meetups too, it got sold and the new owner changed everything and not for the better. it's tragic, really.
Mmm.

You used to get a whole head of garlic (a big one too!) that had been oven roasted, a big stack of fresh crusty bread, a bowl of olives with feta cheese, a bowl of warmed olive oil with herbs and a bowl of balsamic vinegar. All on a huuge wooden platter. Was enough for two as a starter or one as a garlicy and exceedingly tasty lunch. Was LOVELY - we used to do the 2 hour drive down there JUST for the rustic platter and a walk by the sea after!

Last time we were in, the garlic was small and had been microwaved and was more-or-less raw, the bread was thin sliced, and the oil and vinegar had been mixed together before serving (so you only got 1 bowl).
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(bless that priest, for allowing the scales to fall from his eyes... may his god keep him safe from shums.)
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Mmm.

You used to get a whole head of garlic (a big one too!) that had been oven roasted, a big stack of fresh crusty bread, a bowl of olives with feta cheese, a bowl of warmed olive oil with herbs and a bowl of balsamic vinegar. All on a huuge wooden platter. Was enough for two as a starter or one as a garlicy and exceedingly tasty lunch. Was LOVELY - we used to do the 2 hour drive down there JUST for the rustic platter and a walk by the sea after!

Last time we were in, the garlic was small and had been microwaved and was more-or-less raw, the bread was thin sliced, and the oil and vinegar had been mixed together before serving (so you only got 1 bowl).
And I was rather ill the last time we ate there too
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Mmm.

You used to get a whole head of garlic (a big one too!) that had been oven roasted, a big stack of fresh crusty bread, a bowl of olives with feta cheese, a bowl of warmed olive oil with herbs and a bowl of balsamic vinegar. All on a huuge wooden platter. Was enough for two as a starter or one as a garlicy and exceedingly tasty lunch. Was LOVELY - we used to do the 2 hour drive down there JUST for the rustic platter and a walk by the sea after!
oh my god stop it you're making me hungry...

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i see what you mean, yes.
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Yeti is off to bed now, to dream of tasty roasted garlics....

Damn. I'm hungry suddenly!
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Damn. I'm hungry suddenly!
zelda is on her way to bed too, and hopefully will not dream of garlic or any food, or she will be suddenly hungry too.
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