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Author Topic: Borsetshire Diaries: The Grumblers Go Forth  (Read 5543 times)

Offline Doug ex-em4

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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Degradation2
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2022, 09:39:46 PM »
I just knew Sir Rufus and his allies would come out on top.  It's good to know that, at least for now, the cause of law and order has prevailed!  Well done!
You know, I had that feeling also ;) And now, Sir Rufus can turn his attention to some of the other pressing problems facing him. For instance, what is all this talk of strange happenings in the woods all about? And can these rumours of flying columns of Trotskyists just back from Spain be true? And where are those reinforcements from the Wiltshire police that were promised weeks ago? Hopefully these questions will be resolved soon.


Indeed what a relief!  Poor Smallbottom. Will he ever recover his nerve?
That’s a good question - somehow I doubt it. I think a career of giving comforting lectures to WI meetings may be the future for Smallbottom.

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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Degradation2
« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2022, 09:55:04 AM »
I suspect Smallbottom will recover slowly, no doubt the medics will prescribe a long course of helmet-buffing?

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Dan, Tom Forrest, Sizzler Fry and young Phil are all taken into custody - all the leading lights of the Archer gang have now been taken care of.

What a relief though, that Sir Rufus has won through. These delinquent miscreants must have several books thrown at them, bring on the hanging judge!

Great story, Doug.


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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Weirdness in the Woods
« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2022, 03:29:46 PM »
I suspect Smallbottom will recover slowly, no doubt the medics will prescribe a long course of helmet-buffing?

What a relief though, that Sir Rufus has won through. These delinquent miscreants must have several books thrown at them, bring on the hanging judge!

Great story, Doug.

Thanks m’lud. Yes, Smallbottom has many months of sound buffing in the offing. However, we must leave him to it as events move on:




There have been various rumours recently of strange happenings in the Fawcett Magna area - lurid tales of weird creatures, pagan rituals and such like. With so many problems to deal with, Sir Rufus has tended to dismiss such wild talk as nonsense.

However Temerity Ping, the SIS agent allegedly on leave-of-absence and currently a house-guest of Sir Rufus, is less dismissive. Her father, Dr Paddy Ping, is the GP in Fawcett Magna and he’s been keeping her informed of events in his area. She now has a photo, recently sent to her by her father and taken by a local reporter which she feels needs investigating. Sir Rufus is submerged in preparations to prevent a socialist invasion of Borsetshire so remains unable and, indeed unwilling, to deal with spooks and phantoms so Temerity decides to visit her father and see what is afoot.


The photo was taken by Roger Gently, a reporter on the Borchester Informer. He was anxious to get some practice with his VN Press camera, recently purchased secondhand. He planned to do some nocturnal investigation of the woods in the Fawcett Magna area. After four nights of cold, damp and fruitless wandering, he struck lucky. Spotting movement on the edge of the woods, he took a hasty photo. The VN’s flash gun fired and what Roger saw in that fleeting moment caused him to turn and run, not stopping until he was safe behind his own front door.



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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Weirdness in the Woods
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2022, 03:48:34 PM »
Ooooh! This looks good!

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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Weirdness in the Woods
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2022, 06:13:33 PM »
♫ It's beginning to look a lot like Fishmen.. ♪♪


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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Weirdness in the Woods
« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2022, 01:25:36 PM »
♫ It's beginning to look a lot like Fishmen.. ♪♪
If only it were that simple :)


When Roger’s photo was printed in The Informer, the reaction was not what he hoped for or expected. Instead of urgent action by the authorities, it was greeted with amusement. Soon groups of people wearing papier-mâché animal heads were a regular sight in Fawcett Magna. Roger was pestered by them mockingly asking if he’d like to take their photo. He recognised most of the voices but just when he was beginning to accept that he’d made a fool of himself, he would be accosted by a group with voices he didn’t recognise and he felt an aura of fear emanating from within the animal heads.


A daytime confrontation but are they pranksters or sinister denizens?


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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Weirdness in the Woods
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2022, 02:00:08 AM »
Only one good way to tell.  Quick and repeated application of a stout walking stick to the fish head while admonishing the miscreants for causing such a fuss should do the trick.
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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Weirdness in the Woods
« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2022, 02:09:17 AM »
Cracking stuff! What if, not everyone has a papier-mâché head…
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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Weirdness in the Woods
« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2022, 02:13:45 AM »
Hmm.  Switch to two handed swings?

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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Weirdness in the Woods
« Reply #54 on: May 23, 2022, 11:33:39 AM »
Only one good way to tell.  Quick and repeated application of a stout walking stick to the fish head while admonishing the miscreants for causing such a fuss should do the trick.

At least one participant is of the same mind as you ;)


Cracking stuff! What if, not everyone has a papier-mâché head…

We may find out soon…. :)

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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Weirdness in the Woods
« Reply #55 on: May 23, 2022, 12:55:46 PM »
In the grim and sombre darkness that is Fawcett Magna, there is only trepidation and fear!   :o

Papier-mâché or real, there are sinister forces at work here, or so Captain Hamish MaCaroon (seen below) of the Fawcett Magna Fencibles leads me to believe.
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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Weirdness in the Woods
« Reply #56 on: May 23, 2022, 01:29:32 PM »







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What a fantastically sinister picture!   Love it!
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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Weirdness in the Woods
« Reply #57 on: May 23, 2022, 02:22:50 PM »
In the grim and sombre darkness that is Fawcett Magna, there is only trepidation and fear!   :o

Papier-mâché or real, there are sinister forces at work here, or so Captain Hamish MaCaroon (seen below) of the Fawcett Magna Fencibles leads me to believe.

Brilliant, Martin - I love it :D Proof that you’re barking….. lol










What a fantastically sinister picture!   Love it!

Thanks, glad you like it. Also the b/w covers up a multitude of painting inadequacies…..!

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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Weirdness in the Woods
« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2022, 02:56:34 PM »
Superb! and so strange...  :o :o

It reminds me of one of the Abomey royal statues from Benin.


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Re: Borsetshire Diaries: Weirdness in the Woods
« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2022, 03:42:19 PM »
Superb! and so strange...  :o :o
Thanks, Patrice - good to hear from you :)


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It reminds me of one of the Abomey royal statues from Benin.



Ooh - now there’s an idea :o

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