Von Bergman tales a pen from the ornate writing desk and pens as follows:
It is some time since I had the pleasure of your company at dinner. The memory is a pleasure but due to fatigue brought on by recent events I am unable to ascertain if my presence is still welcome at Versailles. I have paced the corridors, albeit in exquisite company, awaiting an audience with the King. Do I wait in vain, am I to return to the Duchy and the Duke with no answer? I have been away from my beloved homeland too long and ache to return at this season of Alefest.
Rising from his desk he hails a passing official ,thrusts the letter into his hand and prepares for yet another stroll through the palace .