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”Stargirl has a talk with Underby, who has taken on Gilhooly Skute as an apprentice
A Civil Discussion” (Journal December 3)’
After a somewhat enlightening conversation with young Gil (who is now, evidently, apprenticed to Mr Underby) I decided I must have a frank discussion with he pale gent myself.
I was, naturally, hesitant to make my way across Clockhaven as the snow has fallen quite heavily there and it is rather slippery. However, I felt that action was needed so I made my way carefully to that grim man’s cold corner of the world.
I tapped delicately on his door and, as is the custom among the civilized people of the world, inquired as to his health. For whatever reason he was disinclined to invite me in (I suspect he had a client as he was quite abrupt with me) so we had to talk on the front step in the cold.
I then very politely asked him to reconsider an employment choice which he had made recently and suggested that it would be for his own good if he did so. He seems to be slipping a bit as he indicated he had no idea what I was talking about. I reminded him that I was rather more aware of his doings than others in the town were and that “proof” of indiscretions was hardly needed to gain an accusation and conviction (Look at poor Mr Gant!).
At that point he suggested that I take my leave as he was quite busy and I did so without further ado.
What an odd man. I do hope he’ll take my suggestions to heart.
Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on December 3, 2009 at 10:09pm
Why…should I look out? Wha’d I do to him?
Stargirl Macbain Comment by Stargirl Macbain on December 4, 2009 at 1:12am
No, I was using you’re accusation as an example dear. But do stay away from him.
Mr Underby Comment by Mr Underby on December 4, 2009 at 9:56am
Sheer bosh, all of it.
Stargirl Macbain Comment by Stargirl Macbain on December 4, 2009 at 10:19am
Haven’t the faintest idea what you’re talking about Mr. Underby. I do hope you aren’t accusing me of lying.
Mr Underby Comment by Mr Underby on December 4, 2009 at 12:15pm
I am accusing you of being delusional.