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known them, and what a joy it had been for the kindly and dignified domestic to have escorted her to their wedding via personal horse-driven carriage!  For years Wilfred had been a faithful servant devoted to pampering and protecting her whenever business had called her husband away.  Now he was about as useless as a throw rug, and another mouth to feed despite harsh times. 


The year was 1921, and it was less than three years since Kaiser Wilhelm II’s abdication, which had led to the signing of the armistice and the official end of the Great War.  But despite the many months of peace in Europe, England was suffering one of the worst financial recessions in the entirety of its history.  The expanse of t...

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