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Post by reindeer » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:55 am

...My existential dread is driving me crazy. That lady in green seem not to be able to hear me, yet she can recognize my presence. This is read in her stiff posture, nervous look and trembling fingers. What should I do? Will I try to reveal or disguise myself? A mistake can cost me dearly. She may wish to get rid of me by hiring those damned ghost hunters. I hate the idea to be banished from my ancestral castle. That would be a big shame. I have to think it over carefully before making my move. That's it! I'm going to the library, my favorite place to develop a strategy.

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Post by reindeer » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:48 pm

...Bad luck! The library turned out unavailable. Five nuns have occupied this very territory, which I considered my private. Three of them were reading peacefully, the fourth seemed preoccupied with thoughts, and the last one prayed. Technically, I didn't mind to share this large room with them, especially that all five had been making no more noise than clock ticking. But unfortunately, that was not possible - shadows don't get along with prayers! I contritely sighed, which apparently made the nun to pray even more diligently, and left. The only secure hideaway surely remained the North tower, to which I unhurriedly set off.
On my way to the tower I indulged in thoughts. What the need could make the nuns to visit this place? Where have they come from? There was no single convent in the radius of ten miles. I have got too many riddles, and I was not able to cope with them all at once...

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Post by reindeer » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:51 am

…Those, who think that staying in abandoned tower in the night was damn romantic and fully complied with the circumstances, can say that again – that was just a quintessence of romanticism! There was dark there, save for a moonlight coming through a narrow window under the ceiling. Large cobweb in the corner and absolute silence created an atmosphere of noble sadness. In the darkness I became visible and could enjoy my reflection in the mirror. However, the sight was not much pleasant as my jaw had been dislocated in result of the fall from a ladder. I tried to set it in place but did not succeed. Then I occupied a rocking chair and plunged in thoughts. Analysis turned out very pleasant pastime in my present state, apart from providing exciting moments to the living beings.

Here is the brief review of the events preceding my arrival to the castle and my untimely decease. A month ago, just before Christmas, I've got a letter from a barrister who informed me that my uncle has unexpectedly died after falling from a horse. He also advised me to arrive without a delay to my uncle's residence five miles to the East from Chichester, West Sussex, and take possession of the estate as its only heir. Next morning I stood at the gates of this magnificent building and was heartily welcomed by Hector, the butler. He suggested that I take a look on inheritance documents before lunch is ready. We proceeded to the library, where I skimmed through the papers. Then Hector asked me to take the Family History folder from the top shelf. I climbed up the ladder, reached for it, lost balance and collapsed. On my way down I bumped my temple against the corner of a table and instantly died. The last words I heard were 'Lunch is ready, sir!'
Surprisingly, old Hector hasn't lived long after that too - he quietly passed away the next day, while telling the story of my preposterous death to the bailiff...

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Post by Krisi » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:57 pm

if the return is only $68.00/month will you still work hard or if you really cannot make both ends meet and even have no more time to work harder how can you work hard? it's just quite obvious that you know from the start that the return is big that's why you are working hard...

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Post by benachir » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:31 pm

I felt lost reading your msg both. Feel like I entered a kafkaian's world. like trapped in a stage where some events are occuring, such events we can't get the sense (meaning) and the secret. are we in some fourth dimension? {-;

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Post by reindeer » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:16 pm

Not we - lady in green is :-|

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Post by benachir » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:25 pm

Ladies are the world. they have got the all rights. Lady in green, before anyone else

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Post by reindeer » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:45 pm

Oh, that lady in green! I believe it develops wrong attitude towards me from her side. I don't know why, but she stops smiling in my presence; do I look so frightening? But I'm almost invisible actually! Listen, I can't stay in the tower all the time - it's my castle or it's not my castle?! I need have a walk, at least at nights. After all, it's healthy for my old bones...

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Post by reindeer » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:01 pm

...Today, I heard that the maids talked about Ghostbusters - they're supposedly coming next week. What a harm may inflict as meek, almost tamed phantom as me to the place like this, I wonder?..

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Post by reindeer » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:15 pm

...Kamala - that was her name - was a step-daughter of sir Graham, an old friend of my uncle. As I have learned, after an untimely death of sir Graham and his wife - they were killed by fallen tree during a walk - my uncle as a noble man offered fifteen year old Kamala move to the castle. She agreed and, since that moment, has become twice stepdaughter. Unusual name of Kamala made me to speculate about her origin, and one day my guess-work came true: the son of a stableman told his friend in a private talk that sir Graham had married while two year staying in India to a younger daughter of a maharaja.
So, that beautiful but suspicious young woman, granddaughter of an Indian ruler, was my opponent in this chess game, with my very existence at stake...

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