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.