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Written by Tarn
(4/17/2008 7:54 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Well, trunks were heavy things....., penned by JulieW
Thinking it over, it occurred to me that way back in my own past, we used to have the milkman, baker and butcher make regular deliveries to our door, and even the greengrocer would do a run twice a week, in a flatbed truck laden with fruit and vegetables.
So I guess, if the butcher had a daily round of deliveries, it would not be going out of his way to take Mr Elton's trunk along to "the place where the coaches pass", and would save a servant having to lug it in a barrow or carry it, or laden a pack horse with it.
I am more puzzled than ever about the possible locations of Highbury - and eagerly await your thoughts on the post-office.
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