How far ahead did you taste?
Posted 15 September 2003 - 01:24 PM
MadVal, Seattle, WA
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Posted 15 September 2003 - 03:53 PM
I had to use my wits. I prayed daily that by sniffing each dish, staring at the guests and raising my right eyebrow in concern, naming the ingredients, using my charms and amulets, as well as having a spy in the kitchen, that all this would prevent anyone from even thinking of poisoning Duke Federio.
It did not always work. I had some narrow escapes. The duke's enemies, and there were many, became wise to these tricks and came up with new schemes. So I was forced to come up with new precautions. But they must have worked because if some one had used a slow acting poison, I would not be writing this today.