A better dressed man met the two ladies and their maid while the porter and Henry gathered the bags.  Nathaniel bowed and introduced himself as their personal steward for the journey.  Wilhelmina took an instant dislike to him.  This whole contraption was seemed less appealing the more she looked at it.  But still, her granddaughter must go to London, and she begged to travel by air.  At least, she hoped it would be smoother than a sea voyage.  Behind her, the steward yelped.
“Is that a SAFE?”  The boy had no sense of decorum.  It would be a long trip.

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