Undermajordomo Minor - Chapter 8 & 9: The Baroness Von Aux (185-209) & Chapter 9: The Count & Countess, Duke & Duchess (213-248) Summary & Analysis

Patrick deWitt
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“The Baroness Von Aux” begins with Lucy and Mr. Olderglough at the station, standing back and watching the Baron, flowers in hand, as he watches for the train containing his wife, which is late. The Baron believes the Baroness herself has made the train late just to spite him, and that she will arrive with a “handsome young valet at her side” (185). After the “fiasco with Broom” (185), the Baron says, he would not put anything past her.

Lucy asks again about Mr. Broom, and Mr. Olderglough finally comes clean. “A wickedness took hold of him, so that his position became untenable” (186). Lucy asks how he died, and Mr. Olderglough says that he fell down the Very Large Hole.

The train arrives and the Baroness steps out. Lucy is afraid of her. The...

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