Next to Godliness
"Next to Godliness"
|Clothes Make the Man|
- In which I go to the baths to see Lord Capon, and what befalls us there.
- I promised Sir Hans Capon I'd come and join him at the bathhouse in Rattay. I have to give him a head start and let him become better acquainted with one of the bathhouse wenches.
- After a suitable interval I joined Sir Hans at the bathhouse, and he was in fine form when I caught up with him. It certainly seemed his visit to the baths was doing him a world of good.
- Sir Hans was half stripped and glad I arrived, so he could get me to play dice with one of the bathmaids.
- Sir Hans wanted me to play dice with Zdena, but she was no beginner. Lord Capon's state of undress was proof of that!
- Sir Hans wanted me to strip and get into the tub with him. Probably didn't want to drink alone.
- I might have guessed - the bathhouse wine wasn't noble enough for His Lordship! So he sent me off in the middle of the night to get some better stuff.
- I got a pitcher for the wine I have to get for Sir Hans.
- Satisfying the whims of His Lordship is no easy matter. I got wine for him in the middle of the night. Who Knows what he'll want next.
- No rest for the wicked! Now the young Lord wanted me to pick flowers for Klara the bathmaid. Surprisingly, I managed it.
- That wasn't the most pleasant awakening. Oh well, at least I found a soft, warm place to sleep. I didn't smell too good, admittedly, but that could easily fixed - one more day in the baths. But on my own this time! Sir Hans had probably had enough of the bathhouse for a while anyway.
- Go in the evening to join Lord Capon at the baths.
- Ask Sir Hans if he needs anything.
- Play dice with Zdena the bathmaid.
- Speak to Sir Hans.
- Put your clothes in the trunk and get in the tub.
- Ask Lord Capon what's bothering him now.
- (Optional) Find the Sylvan red in the Rathaus cellar.
- (Optional) Get a pitcher.
- Go back to the bathhouse with the wine for Sir Hans.
- Get flowers for Klara the bathhouse wench.
- Take the flowers to the bathhouse.
- See if Sir Hans is alright.
- Strip die