The Story of Cedric (IF: Disguise)

August 29, 2011

Pencil sketch (while traveling; thus the wobbly spelling) with digital color

From "The Story of Cedric," narrated by the strictly-truthful Mr. Mulliner:

"You ask me to put on yellow shoes with morning-clothes?" he whispered, the face beneath his shining silk hat pale and drawn.
"Yes."
"Here? In the Park? At the height of the Season?"
"Yes. Do hurry."
"But . . ."
"Mr. Mulliner! Surely? To oblige me?"

And, recollecting that this girl is not only the daughter of an Earl, but also related to the ffrench-ffarmiloes (not Kent ffrench-ffarmiloes but the Dorsetshire lot), he agrees to switch his tasteful black boots for her fiance's yellow atrocities--and spends the rest of the story trying to disguise his shocking footwear, which will ultimately turn him into a Revolutionary and (this is Wodehouse, after all) an engaged man.

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