From Candace and Cassandra we have… The Ambush on the Peep-Aimee from The Orchid Affair! Also known as The Peeperness Strikes Back, with Captions by the Artists.
We present Chapter 33 from The Orchid Affair in which our intrepid governess and cohorts turn the tide against the villainy of Gaston Delaroche.
As you can see, things are getting pretty busy in the cabin of Lord Richard’s yacht, the Peep-Aimee. On one side of the cabin, Daubier rushes into the cabin past the discarded knitting as two henchmen surround du Berry and Delaroche who while surprised by Laura’s declaration is stunned by the arrival of Selwick.
On the other side of the cabin, Laura gives her best governess look to Delaroche while Gabrielle fights back and Jaouen rushes to her rescue and Laura’s henchman cowers in a corner.:
Du Berry, armed only with a paper sword, appears to be easy prey to his armed henchmen while the hapless sheep in the painting from Amy’s Uncle Bertrand looks on. So much for those plans of enjoying a fine glass of brandy and playing cards.
Jaouen gives a look to kill at his daughter’s attacker who struggles near the sugar-glassed bookcase from the fine Dove Manufacturers.
Selwick, always one for swinging into action, especially on a licorice rope, relishes the opportunity to take on Delaroche even at the expense of his sugar glass cabin window.
Gabrielle proves that no one should mess with a nine-year old girl, especially a henchman wearing a fruit roll-up coat that is no match for sharp teeth.
It will be a wonder if all this action does not ruin the fine candy melt Axmnister carpet that had gone with the flower embroidered Starburst armchair pillows.
Aren’t the details amazing? I’m particularly fond of that Dove bookcase…. Brava, Candace and Cassandra!