Today was a day of surprises. Uncle Percy sent a telegram to say he was coming with friends. Then another telegram appeared to say that Diana escaped and may be coming to find us. I enlisted the aid of the children to make some semaphore flags to tell Diana where we are. Wilamina offered to help with a perch for Diana.
While we were working, James came in and asked if I would be willing to be a godmother. Like right now.
And, suddenly, we were at a christening in the parlor . James pulled me aside and and handed me a prayer book and showed me the hidden compartment with weapons. When I asked who I should be worried about, he said I've been a friends with a better assassin for longer. And something about a priest.
Toward the end of the ceremony, the priest's book started smoking. I used the basin to put out the book and we finished the ceremony.
Today Uncle Percy and arrived with Mrs. Whitnell's father and a priest friend. Diana showed up shortly before the storm clouds and we settled her in. It's good to see Diana again!