Duncan Melville Posted February 17 Share Posted February 17 Quote The door to the apartment of The Duke of Buckingham and Lord Kingston opened directly into the drawing room, a long, narrow space furnished in dark woods and hung with crimson damasks and silks. The bank of windows looked out over the Long Walk and Castle Hill. To the right of the windows, on the west, was a well-lit fireplace with a carved stone coat of arms placed into the wall directly above. There was a swath of royal blue cloth draping over the mantel, a wreathe of seasonal flowers gracing the center of the swathe. Against the opposite wall was a long table surrounded by several ornate chairs. An iron chandelier hung from the ceiling to light the chamber at night, the light glinting off the polished wooden floors. Further down the west wall were two doors leading to the apartment’s bedchambers. Having had dinner with his friend Baron Dundarg, Duncan decided to pay Lord Kingston a visit. He could have waited for a later date and an earlier hour, but laying in bed awake looking at the canopy above, alone with his thoughts, was not something Lord Melville looked forward to. So, armed with the best bottle of French brandy he could find, in case His Grace Buckingham made an appearance, he descended one flight of stairs and knocked on the door of the Buckingham suite. “Could you please tell Lord Kingston that the Viscount de Melville is calling as per his request?” He said to the servant that opened the door. As he was led in, he noticed the presence of a puppy, happily gnawing at the leg of a chair, impervious to the people around him. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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