A Tale of Two Choices

Lady Withenstrop turned pale, gasped "No" and promptly fainted. Edmund rushed to catch her but was to late. His mother's head struck the Dinner Gong as she fell to the floor and sounded a resounding "BONG".

The butler and Lord Withenstrop came running, as they had not expected the gong to sound. Doors were opened in the corridor as curious faces of guests and servants peeked out. Peter had his audience.

"Now that you are all gathered, I can reveal Mother's secret that she has been trying these last 25 years to hide from you...