Thursday, July 26, 2007

549: Doldrums

Count Mortimer says

The king is looking terrible, and he hardly seems to spend any time with the queen. I spent most of the summer away from court, attending to matters at home and in Silchester. I even rode north with dear Elliott to inspect our lands in Hertford and Lonazep, though it was quite a long journey for me. I was happy to return home and spend a few weeks recuperating in Durnford. It's a comfort to me to sit at times in the garden next to my wife's grave and listen to the wind, and the birds.

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