[LMB] BD - A Civil Campaign I (Pym)
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Tue Jan 4 04:12:43 GMT 2011
> From: Tracy A <greenlady31 at hotmail.com>
> > From: roycemcdaniels158 at gmail.com
> > there is a phrase from the Moriarty Holmes Spinoffs by Michael Kurland which
> > strikes me in this context: "He had the innate ability of the british upper
> > classes to treat servants as children, as equals, or as furniture as the
> > occassion required." That and the "offended british upper class snort" are
> > the two hallmarks of the Gentry, IMHO.
> I seem to remember Roic making a similar mental observation about Miles at one point, maybe during Winterfair Gifts. It wasn't an entirely comfortable thought, if I remember correctly, even though Roic is as loyal an armsman as you can get. I was intrigued at the glimpse of a non-Vor Barrayaran viewpoint.
In Komarr, Ekaterin notes that Miles is able to chat easily with the
Impsec guards, order them around, or ignore them like furniture,
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