Monthly Archives: November 2022

Clarissa: Chapter Twenty-Five

Before too long, Richard made his way with an armed guard to the border between the Emepror’s Austrian regions and his Hungarian regions. When they reached the Hungarian regions, there was a change of armed guards and there was a … Continue reading

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Clarissa: Chapter Twenty-Four

A flurry of letters started from Gibraltar and then other areas to deal with the logistics of the wedding and its communication and invitations and the repercussions of it. At first, a notable stream of those letters went between Gibraltar … Continue reading

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Clarissa: Chapter Twenty-Three

After Clarissa and Roland finished their dinner, there was still time in the day, and a fair amount to do. First, the two of them took a short walk to the barrister’s firm, where the attorneys there were almost expecting … Continue reading

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Clarissa: Chapter Twenty-Two

With a friendly knock, Roland arrived at Clarissa’s flat, and was greeted by the butler and came inside for a family dinner. Though the place was the same as he had seen for the first time yesterday, the mood was … Continue reading

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Clarissa: Chapter Twenty-One

When Roland got up the next morning it was well before dawn, and he had a bit of work to do to upgrade his uniform to reflect his new office. After the morning exercises and a brief discussion about what … Continue reading

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Clarissa: Chapter Twenty

Roland was somewhat confused in what he was going to say to Clarissa. It was not particularly difficult to court a young woman like Clarissa most of the time, it must be admitted. But at the same time one wanted … Continue reading

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Clarissa: Chapter Nineteen

Roland entered the barracks to find his regiment already there. When he arrived, he was told that the general wanted to see him, and so after greeting his fellow officers and other soldiers, he went into the office of his … Continue reading

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Clarissa: Chapter Eighteen

News about the retreat and evacuation of Toulon spread to Gibraltar from the smallest and fastest ships before the larger ships, heavily laden with passengers, arrived. The various wives and other loved ones of the soldiers gathered information about when … Continue reading

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Clarissa: Chapter Seventeen

At some point it became obvious that the siege was not going well. Before it was talked about, one could feel the volume of shells increasing, the activity of the defenders slackening, the repairs failing to keep up with the … Continue reading

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Clarissa: Chapter Sixteen

For Clarissa, the trip to Hull was a bit of a blur. She changed horses at Market Weighton, which gave her just enough time to send her father a message about where she was going before going off again to … Continue reading

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