Interlude, the fourth … Fanny Baxter is taken ill in the night

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November 23, 2012 by patrickpadget

Poor little Fanny has taken to her bed after her shocking revelations to Lady Florence. Mrs Trundall is worried by the strange noises coming from the back passage (where the servants’ quarters are situated). At first she thinks it’s just a “touch of wind” but is soon concerned when Fanny doesn’t want her Horlicks and marmite on toast. She thinks Fanny must be suffering from “night starvation” and, after consulting Lady Florence, Mrs Trundall calls Dr Melton from Wilburton and he agrees to come over on his bicycle. By the time he arrives things are much, much worse and her flatulence is so bad she can actually levitate herself into mid-air …

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