Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, where we continue our Victorian (#SteamPunk) adventure from Straightlaced Saturday. This episode brings up some health matters for the characters. That wouldn’t be surprising if you knew that I wrote it in March of 2015, during a huge snowfall. I hate snow, so I was really missing the home I left behind in in New Mexico where snow melts quickly. The things were from an old friend there.
Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers
Cornelis got the road locomotive running. I’m not sure whether it was an accident of alchemy or not, but with the help of two harmonic tuners, he turned the attacking chimpanzees into ceramic statues. Copper said one of them used sign language to say the word “daddy.” Cornelis thought they meant to lure Copper into a trap.
The other two groups of apparent foes were closer, mere minutes away…
However, Felicity is a bit under the weather at the moment, so this episode begins with a bit of a ramble.