Monday, January 7, 2008

Hesse-Engelburg Riders seen in Krankenstadt

While the celebration of the Spanish Holiday went on, another less festive but no less colorful presence made its way through the streets of the capital, in the form of a five man detachment of hussars from the Garde du Corps Prinzessin Gertrude. It is said that the hussars presented themselves at the palace, and one, an officer, presented credentials and has requested audience with the Duke himself as an emissary representing Their Graces, the Fürst and Fürstin. One of the porters was later to swear to his companions at the local source of inebriation that the officer admitted was none other than the same Major Rudel who delivered gifts from Hesse-Engelburg in the orignal diplomatic contact between the two countries.

Meanwhile, somewhere in the palace, a Major dressed in pink and purple awaits the convenience of the Grand Duke....

2 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

Meanwhile, the Grand Duke is somewhere in Krankenstadt palace, where he and his closest advisors are tugging frantically at the stuck zipper in the side of the Grand Duke's state lobster costume!

Snickering Corpses said...

Meanwhile, outside the palace, a little boy on a hobbyhorse gallops about the remaining four hussars, waving a stick around and shouting "Charge!"