✹ About Monday 28 September 1668 Harry R on 29 Sep 2021 • Link Thanks for drawing this episode out Stephane. It's caused surprisingly little comment from earlier annotators. I laughed like a fool as I imagined the scene and at Sam’s apparent sangfroid. There's no rebuke for the idiot who left the candle there. How did he maintain his dignity, his gravitas? How did my Lady Hitchingbroke react? Did our hero see out the day with the damaged wig, like a Marx Brothers stooge with half a moustache shaved off? Perhaps the Timpsons of the day did wig repairs while-u-wait.