marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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a suite of servants

sometimes you really wish you had taken more notes. . .

Took up a story I had worked on before.  On the very first page I am discussing a prince's servants because, on the occasion of his seventh birthday, he's been move from the nursery, where all the sevants were women, to a suite of his own, and a new set of male servants.

Well, not completely new.  I had the queen decree, six months earlier, that it was folly to take on a governness for six months, and hire his tutor then.  And it's the tutor that features significantly in the future of the tale.

The rest are so much furniture.  But it would be best to know how many and what their titles are -- just to furnish some scenery -- and I remember trying to investigate and having difficulty finding it, but not what I did, actually, find.

And who knows?  they may grow in the telling.
Tags: local color, minor characters, world-building: aging and coming of age, world-building: royalty, world-building: servants
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