Diana Jones Wynne

Elizabeth Evans er.evans at auckland.ac.nz
Mon Mar 14 16:25:03 EST 2005

Minnow said...

> Helen Schinske suggested
>>This means DWJ has just GOT to have a firm named Lackey Henderson Bowles
>>Mikesell in her next book.
What do you suppose they are?  Surveyors?
> Loss adjustors?  Accountants?

"Mikesell" suggests sales of some kind to me.  Estate agents maybe?  Or
insurance brokers?  Then again, somebody called "Lackey" ought to be running
an agency that supplies servants.

(Nominative determinism?  Me?)

Perhaps an agency training and supplying staff for those little stalls in
bowling alleys which sell fizzy drinks and chips. The ones who call out
their wares over a microphone.
 - On a multiverse scale, of course. They are specialists and no doubt
frantically busy trying to match employers with staff.
(Henderson is a bit of a wild card.)


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