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Author Topic: Dark Days in Borsetshire - Sir Rufus reviews the troops  (Read 2797 times)

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2021, 01:34:31 AM »
He's a Culp leader!


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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2021, 08:01:29 AM »
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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2022, 03:18:16 PM »
To continue, the forces of law and order (and, let’s be honest, privilege) are not prepared to take these provocations without answer. Oh dear me no, not by a long chalk. Sir Rufus Pitt-Bulstrode, Squire of Much Rampling and Lord Lieutenant of Borsetshire is not a man to be trifled with. His immediate concern is the looming threat of a socialist-lead invasion of Borsetshire, spreading red revolution through the peaceful hamlets and villages. He cannot ignore the threat to his own person either. Leaflets have appeared in the major towns of the county declaring the invaders’ intentions of marching on Borchester, the county town,, hanging the town council, putting the running-dog Lord Lieutenant up against a wall and raising the red flag over the town hall.

Despite these and many other challenges and duties, Sir Rufus is determined to rein in the Archer clan and administer salutary punishment for the heinous crimes and atrocities committed against Constable Smallbottom. The resources of the county are stretched to the limit so Sir Rufus has decided to use his own resources which means his family, friends and trusted servants. The Archers feel powerful and invulnerable being a close-knit family unit. Sir Rufus plans to challenge them with his own formidable clan.

Despite his Colonel Blimp bluster, Sir Rufus is a canny old bird. It just so happens that staying at the manor as a houseguest is an old Cambridge chum of his daughter Anticipation. This is Miss Temerity Ping. Miss Ping is an employee of the SIS, the Secret Intelligence Service. In fact, let’s not be coy, she’s an agent in that curious organisation. When Sir Rufus outlined his plan to use the family to eradicate the Archer threat, Miss Ping immediately volunteered to travel to Ambridge and gather as much intelligence as possible about the Archers’ strength, disposition and plans. She has now returned with much valuable information.

Miss Temerity Ping. She never knowingly allows herself to be photographed face-on (she’s a secret agent!)


Doug
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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire - Sir Rufus Responds
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2022, 05:12:53 PM »
So, did the head of the commie Archer clan, upon discovering the presence of the wily Ms. Ping, utter these words?:  "Give me one Ping, Vasily.  One Ping only".   :D
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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire - Sir Rufus Responds
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2022, 06:06:20 PM »
So, did the head of the commie Archer clan, upon discovering the presence of the wily Ms. Ping, utter these words?:  "Give me one Ping, Vasily.  One Ping only".   :D

Or maybe "One Ping to Rule Them All?"

Regardless, it is necessary to correct an important error in your understanding of the Archer clan. Far from being "commies", they are the embodiment of unrestrained free enterprise. Any notion of equality and workers’ solidarity is totally foreign to them.

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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire - Sir Rufus Responds
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2022, 08:08:15 PM »
Oops.  My bad.  I stand (well, sit..) corrected.  But I couldn't resist the movie quote... :D

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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire - Sir Rufus Responds
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2022, 10:23:11 PM »
Oops.  My bad.  I stand (well, sit..) corrected.  But I couldn't resist the movie quote... :D

I didn’t get the quote - I’m not a film buff. Would it have been from The Hunt for Red October maybe? I’m guessing so probably way out. :)

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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2022, 10:29:29 PM »
He's a Culp leader!

Everyone’s Latin is going down the tube(see what I did there ;))

Fantastic story telling Doug!
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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire - Sir Rufus Responds
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2022, 10:47:22 PM »
Yep - The Hunt For Red October.  Sean Connery's character directing one of his officers...

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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire - Sir Rufus Responds
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2022, 08:35:04 AM »
More great story-telling there, Doug. Keep it coming. Miss Ping looks suitably mysterious.   :-*


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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2022, 12:34:26 PM »
Everyone’s Latin is going down the tube(see what I did there ;))
Er, no…. :)
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Fantastic story telling Doug!
Thank you, sir…..

Yep - The Hunt For Red October.  Sean Connery's character directing one of his officers...
Understood. I read the book but missed the film.

More great story-telling there, Doug. Keep it coming. Miss Ping looks suitably mysterious.   :-*
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Doug
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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2022, 07:17:44 PM »
Everyone’s Latin is going down the tube(see what I did there ;))

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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire - Sir Rufus Responds
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2022, 07:26:00 PM »
The Latin word for tube is,wait for it,tube.

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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire - Sir Rufus Responds
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2022, 08:35:09 PM »
The Latin word for tube is,wait for it,tube.

I’m thankful that we are attracting the right sort of erudite chap to this topic. ;)

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Re: Dark Days in Borsetshire - Sir Rufus Responds
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2022, 09:19:01 PM »
I’m thankful that we are attracting the right sort of erudite chap to this topic. ;)

Doug


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