The game is afoot!
Is it just me or is something missing here?Rural Silesia
The wisent seemed to be happy to not have to dig through the snow to get to the fodder that was being laid out for them. They were part of the Graf’s long-term project of restoring the lands that he owned to as pristine a condition as possible. He had convinced the Reichstag of Silesia to incorporate the forest bison into the State flag and giving the animals protected status. Ilse thought that they were fun to watch. Like the various types of deer that Graf kept careful track of, one could learn a lot about the seasons by watching them. Ilse had to remind herself that these were wild animals because they
Although Ilse and the Graf are close, particularly around their shared interests of nature and conservation, I reckon the Old Man's also quite proud of Helene. Not so much the two youngest daughters though.I always find the way Graf von Richthofen and Ilse interact with each fascinating because when they first met they were very wary of each other and as time has gone by the Graf sees Ilse the daughter he always wanted, I see that scene as part of the instruction that Ilse is getting for the time when she takes over the running of the von Richthofen estates.
I believe that the Russian Sisters have identified the Financier as well as outing Mithras to Kiki.“You all heard the story about what she told von Papen when he threatened to cut her off and what she has done since”
I'm pretty sure that Kiki has been asking that same question for a while now. And that her questions on the subject will be getting more... pointed... shall we say?I'm still not sure why von Papen should be on the board of the Hohenzollern Trust.
But the connection to the Hohenzollern Family is rather shaky...He is a very trustworthy Conservative Gentleman from an Old Junker Family who would never do anything illegal or unethical and because of that he is the most logical person for the job.
From what P-M has written about the Trust & how it was set up (by his father?), Louis may not have had a say in who is appointed as a Trustee. The intention appears to have been to stop the family from frittering away the principle of their holdings.But the connection to the Hohenzollern Family is rather shaky...
Louis had a couple of Brothers and Cousins who would make a lot more sense than von Papen...
There is also the very real possibility that von Papen himself or an underling frequents gentlemen's clubs of a certain persuation and solicited the services of various ladies of negotiable affection, and inadvertently spilled the beans in the aftermath of rigorous stress-alleviation sessions.I'm pretty sure that Kiki has been asking that same question for a while now. And that her questions on the subject will be getting more... pointed... shall we say?
As for the Russian Sisters', it looks as if Kiki has just been granted access to a well established and efficient private intelligence network. More over, one that is capable of monitoring the mood on the street & of infiltrating high society.
You could also probably wager that someone as arrogant & reactionary as von Papen has never considered the possibility that any of his servants, especially the female ones, would be aware of his machinations. Or that any of his assorted underlings would be stupid enough to talk in the presence of those same. After all, they're just servants; practically furniture really. Right?
More like Black Widow II. Seeing as there is a (House of) Romanov already trained in such things.On an unrelated note, how awesome would it be if the Russian Sisters had a Ruska Roma-esque divisions that trains orphans (?) in wrestling and ballet, and paved the way of a second Joanna Wick (the first one is, of course, our favourite Tante Kat).