A quick announcement before the usual parade of trivial facts about this page. The Paris in the 20th Century crew would like to wish Miss. O a merry birthday as she says hello to the teenage years. Huzzah!
Now back to business.
The butler showing Ana in to the drawing room is an automaton. Originally I wrote him as a human, but events in the next book required me to establish the fact that there were robotic automaton’s in this era. Luckily we had only shown the butler from behind before this, so it did not require us to go back and pull a George Lucas.