Wherein Strange’s Pride is Sorely Tested

strange newly arrived

Lord Wellington regularly demands the impossible from his engineers and generals. He sees no reason to make allowances for his magician.

Strange seems a decent sort. He’s laughably unaccustomed to war of course, but adapting quickly, and adaptability is a quality that Lord Wellington admires in a gentleman. Adaptability wins battles, the sorts of battles where direct assault is impossible due to enemy numbers but a shrewd tactician may yet prevail. Those of his men who fail to adapt to a soldier’s lot live short and unhappy lives.

Title: Wherein Strange’s Pride is Sorely Tested

Author: Frances Houseman

Characters: Jonathan Strange/Duke of Wellington

Summary: Time is short and Strange has been thrust upon them, as fresh-faced to society as he is to battle. Those fools in London are either naïve or desperate, and probably both. Drastic measures are called for.

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