In which Aberthaz Ferry has things to do.
I am, naturally, pleased that Bechimo has decided not to be bothered any more by Theo’s decision from earlier, but I don’t really see why it happened now in particular. What has happened to change his mind?
Aberthaz Ferry unloads a lot of history here. I understand why she didn’t mention any of it earlier, there being more urgent topics of discussion, but one could wish she hadn’t dropped all this in Bechimo’s lap and immediately taken off. If she’d waited until Bechimo had reported the conversation to Jeeves, Jeeves would have had news for her on the subject of the Tinsori Light, and possibly on the subject of whether there’s really no aid for her in this universe — and I am certain that he would have had pressing questions, as I do, on the subject of the recruiting station that has recently been activated. Because I think we can guess where that is and who activated it.
I hope this missed opportunity doesn’t come back to bite anybody later.