Charles Butler hannibal at
Tue Dec 21 04:51:21 EST 2004

> I've always thought he had invested unwisely and it had dropped to
> nothing. (That doesn't only happen in literature; I know two people it
> happened to in real life, one of them my father-in-law)>

I always assumed the police busted him after they realised he was using the
wardrobe as a route of supply for the illicit Turkish Delight trade.

The good news about the house, though, is that like all good things, it
survives in Inner England (as recounted in The Last Battle).


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