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July 8, 1677

The Dutch are coming, yet have not come

I haven’t returned home in what seems like a fortnight. Instead, following the events of what I like to call the ‘2nd Medway,’ I mounted Ajax and tore north until I found a remote, yet well provisioned bawdy house. I am certain that the Dutch are well on their way to London, burning and pillaging as is their wont.

Strangely, I have had no news of further incursions, but I am certain that is due to messengers being caught and executed. More confusing still, the daily post is operational, with no mention of the rapacious Dutch. Indeed, during my stay at the Lion's Nightcap, I have received two letters, each more worrisome than the last.

The first:

Hon. Sean Fagan –

It has come to our attention that the balance of your ledger has been dramatically threatened due to the events of July 4th. The explosions that took place upon that day have been flagged by our office as ‘suspicious’ and it is of the utmost importance that you contact us regarding the events of that day.

                                                                                                                       Lloyd Insurance
                                                                                                                       Tower Street
                                                                                                                       London

This news was enough to throw me into hysterics, but it was soon followed by an even more sinister missive.

Villain!
I knowest what thou has done. Expect a just Christian Retribution for your actions. He Will be recovered, with or without your willing endeavors.

                                                                                                                        Your Deadliest Enemy.

                                                                                                                                EJT

I now stare at a life without silk cuffs and the possibility of another knock on the head. It is past time to return to London.

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Christine Swint

Hi! I hope you don't mind, but I've tagged you for eight facts about your lives. The world needs to know a few more tidbits about Jack, Patrick, and Sean.

You can read mine here: http://mariacristina.wordpress.com/2007/07/11/playing-blog-tag/, and then write 8 of your own. The idea is to then tag others, to keep the ideas flowing.

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