this is all i managed to get to today..haven’t been feeling all that well…sorry it’s so short..
Gustave managed to clean the mud off the painting and was surprised to see it was a beautiful woman who looked extremely familiar. He picked it up from the floor and placed it on the easel. That’s when he noticed a piece of parchment sticking out from the corner.
Gustave frowned and pulled it out, but it became stuck halfway. He’d have to take it off the easel again and remove the covering from the back to get the whole thing.
There it was, lying in the center of the portrait. He plucked it out, fitted the covering back on again and placed it back on the easel.
The parchment was folded in half. Gustave opened it and couldn’t believe what he was looking at.
It was instructions from Nicole de Barbarac on what do with her cousin Colette’s wedding gift, twelve gold francs. But there was one thing that she made sure of and that was to keep it away from her. She would go after it, Nicole wrote, she would want it back. That’s the way she is.
Underneath it all was one sentence. Please refer to journal.
Gustave looked up as he heard the studio door open. He turned, but he didn’t see anyone.
“What say you, my young apprentice,” de Marco, his master asked. “And what have you here? She looks familiar.”
“I think that it is a portrait of lovely young woman, Nicole de Lancret to be exact. And if I am right, I think I might know who it belongs to.”
Gustave suddenly thought of something. Danielle told him that Henry had the journal in his possession.
Gustave smiled as he found some paper in the other room and wrote down a quick note. Now all he needed was someone to deliver this to the manor.
Well, he could walk to the manor from here and drop it off with Danielle. She would get it to Henry somehow. He folded up the note
“Excuse me, Master, but I must go out for a few minutes. I shall return shortly.“
de Marco smiled and nodded. “Well, since this seems to be an emergency, you shall have the rest of this night off. Please be back here in the morning, Gustave. We have much to discuss.”
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