January 31st, 2011

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Chocolatiers of the High Winds: Chapter 20

Chocolatiers of the High Winds by H.B. Kurtzwilde
A gay steampunk adventure. Follow the weekly travails of young Mayport Titus, and his intercontinental airship journey to restore the fortunes of the Titus Chocolate Company.

Chapter 20: Tutelage

Mayport looked at himself in the mirror and wondered how long he had been across the gulf. His freshly-shaven face and neat hair looked foreign to him. Months had gone without civilized company. Cully might have made issue of that on the Process, but was himself no spokesman for gentility.

Thiervy was the one to insist on being polished up and made Mayport go along as well. He was still steaming under the barber’s towel, but Mayport was ready to go have his boots shined. They had gone dirty and dull in his trunk, unused for so long. As he sat, a boy came to offer him a choice of cigars.

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