Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Mob tries to storm jail in Tippelbruder...


From the Tippelbruder Realzeitung: Yesterday evening a mob of around 3-400 people from the poorer districts of the town marched on the town jail in Tippelbruder; they were demanding that Karl Kopfarbeiter be handed over to them. Our reporter on the scene says that half seemed drunk and were trying to release him, and the other half were sober and wanted to lynch him. The town jailer Peter Hexenschuss rose to the occasion and, having sent his assistant to call out the militia, wheeled out the Puckle machine gun that he had kept ready for just such an emergency onto the front steps of the jail and cowed the mob into a surly silence with tales of what it would do to the first man, woman or child who tried to enter the building. When 50 of the militia and some of the Trunkenbold Hussars arrived 15 minutes later little remained to do but to disperse the few "revellers" who were left and post a strong guard around the jail for the night.

Meanwhile the search for Stagonian agents provocateurs in the town continues but the tall hussar with the eye patch continues to elude his deserved fate on the town gallows...

7 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...
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Stagonian Jeff said...

Bluebear Jeff said...

With so much attention placed around the jail and a certain tailor's shop, little notice was taken during the night of some quieter streets.

The morning light, however, reveals that some person or persons unknown have left some "graffiti" on numerous white-washed walls around town.

The crude drawings look more-or-less like a left-hand lobster claw.

Strange times in Tippelbruder.

David said...

Very strange times in Tippelbruder indeed! Is someone trying to implicate someone in something, perhaps? ;-)

David.

abdul666 said...

For years I liked the Puckles's machine gun. Congratulation for the picture - a Google search did not provided me with one to good! That it is intendec to 'defending the Protestant Cause' is delightful detail!
Jean-Louis

abdul666 said...

P.S.: the very same Monte-Cristan Lady already mentioned sent a copy of this technical drawing to the Academy of Sciences, Engineering R&D branch. Could you believe the very same engine of war is currently undegoing field trials in the Presipality?

abdul666 said...

P.P.S.: To tell the truth, another young Monte-Cristan damsel obtained (as a gift) all relevant documents from Mr. Puckle Jr. The Prince-President never worried about the reaction of Mr. Puckle Sr: too many Powerful People in the British High Circles have one (or several) numbered account(s) in the Presipapal Bank for Sustainable Development and Constantly Increasing Profit...

David said...

Ah - I see. ;-) I suppose some of this will not make sense to onlookers without my email comments! Perhaps I'll have to post them in here too to fill out the story.

Thanks for posting.

Regards,

David.