Reality can surprise you. You, me, everyone. With the possible exception of Bathsheba Kingsley, Calpurnia’s middle daughter, who seems to be surprised by nothing. Not even her mother having her foot almost burnt off by a fire-breathing wyrm. One must wonder just what kind of world Bathsheba thinks she lives in that this does not seem abnormal to her.
But Calpurnia isn’t so fortunate. And while Geoff seems to be dancing on the edge of danger, as he’s done so often in his life, Jacintha is finding out that Geoff’s scotch is not the worst thing she has to face this evening. It’s all in “Behind every mystery lies another mystery,” chapter eight of As the Wyrm Tyrns, my weekly serial about something other than a giant moggy loose in England.