As you read this, I’ll be at the polls, doing my bit as an Election Day worker. If you haven’t voted yet, get yourself out there and do it. Don’t let anyone convince you that your vote doesn’t matter.
Today, Chris himself at Calmgrove hoists the pitchfork to lead us into Katherine Addison’s empire of elves and goblins. Royalty again is threatened, but not from the expected quarters. You may find your empathy lands on unexpected characters.
For those of you just joining us, you should know that we’ve been playing a game of Hangman during Witch Week, with Guy Fawkes as the potential hang-ee. Each day, readers guess a letter that might be in the phrase, and from the submissions I choose one correct and one incorrect letter, adjusting the drawing accordingly. (Ok, ok, I’ll admit to being biased — you can probably guess where I stand, just from the drawings.) Just remember: if you figure out the phrase DON’T REVEAL IT.
I started the game on 30 October, so it has entered the 4th day. Mr. Fawkes’ situation is dire, as you can see. An audience is starting to assemble. I worry they have something awful in mind.
Here’s a little treat that will, perhaps, entertain Mr. Fawkes as he awaits his doom: a surprisingly adorable animated version of “Hall of the Mountain King”, from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite. Animation is by Witold Giersz.