George Hardwick III Posted April 10, 2017 Share Posted April 10, 2017 Half Moon House - Chilchester's PallMall Townhouse A short drive ended at a carriage door that led through the soft, parchment-plaster facade of Half Moon House, the face of which is broken by numerous gleaming, white, sculpted window frames. Centring the front of the house was a pair of heavy doors featuring a bronze knocker fixed by an ornate network of Celtic knots. Stretching out before the door was a set of white steps and a path of cut stones that angled through a phalanx of carefully trimmed hedges to the gate leading out to Pall Mall. A matching coach house and service entrance is round behind. He anticipated Lady Habershams arrival soon, all was in order for the visit. In fact the Earl was looking forward to the court veteran's visit very much. There was some manner of visuality to her tales, that caught his minds eye in a most enjoyable fashion. Would Edith have been surprised to know he'd had his servant scour all of London in search of a thistle flower in memory of one such tale she'd told of? Alas, the hunt was unsuccessful. The fire had been roaring in the great hall since early morning, driving the chill from the air. The hearth side chairs were clustered about a low table, upon which a tiered stand sported savoury and sweet bites, with a small stack of matching side plates and cups. The room was rather spartan else were, the bareness of the floor serving to exaggerate the fullness of the walls - which held a near continuous row of paintings all at eye height. These were the works of artists he'd worked with over the past summer, all but one painting that was. But that was a discovery for later. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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