This little snippet from Brass Rags comes a little later than last week’s:
Close proximity to Robert had only served to amplify his roguish charms in Algy’s eyes, and Algy had been struck with an attack of wholly unwonted—and heartily unwanted—nerves. Whilst the man had proved himself an able student in the matter of pressing shirts, there had been absolutely no progress towards the matter closest to Algy’s heart.
(In metaphorical terms, of course. In purely physical terms it was a good eighteen inches away. Lessening to ten, obviously, when aroused.)
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In early twentieth century England, a good valet can be damned hard to come by—at least, when one’s requirements are quite so specific as Lord Algernon Huffingham’s. Algy likes a man with a firm hand. Preferably work-calloused, and applied with vigour to Algy’s aristocratic buttocks. He’s beginning to despair of ever finding a man who can give him what he needs and still respect him in the morning.
Disgraced footman Robert likes a roll in the hay as much as the next man. Preferably with the next man. But he’s more accustomed to following orders than issuing them—and some of his lordship’s requirements are a bit more extreme than he’s used to! Robert may be easy on the eye and flexible in his morals, but will he be able to rise to Algy’s challenge?
I’m liking this a lot. Now, how about they do something that attraction?
Oh, they’ll get there… eventually! 😉
Hahahaha…obviously! I’m sure that goes without saying. 😉
Roguish charms are hard to resist.
Hahahaha! Oh, man. I feel a tiny bit bad for laughing at Algy’s distress. Poor guy!
Trust me. He gets over it. 😉
Unwonted and unwanted. I love those two words together.
Cool! I love the ‘wholly unwonted … heartily unwanted’ word usage. Clever stuff!
What a great snippet! You have me curious where this will lead.
*spoilers* Somewhere that would probably frighten the horses… 😉
I’m on an historical reading fest at the moment so this has gone on the list!
Saucy! There’s something really naughty about an aristocratic gentleman having such thoughts 🙂
Oh, they were all at it: http://www.shakespearesengland.co.uk/2009/12/01/a-ramble-in-st-james-park/ 😉
(very, very NSFW)
XD I love Algy’s voice here.
Very amusing! I love your play on words.
Fun snippet. Love the “measurement”… LOL
Such a fun snippet! Loved it!