To Lie With Lions

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The theories did not always coincide, except in so far as all agreed that a massive money-making adventure, of advantage to them all, was about to be advanced to a brilliant conclusion. After which, ...as was known, Nicol de Fleury would leave to join his army abroad until the summer campaigning was over.The project was, of course, to do with the production of salt, for which de Fleury had the lease of the Hamilton rights on both sides of the Forth. Alternatively, it had to do with the mining of coal, extensively used in the pans, and also profiting by the Bank’s remarkable success in the field of sophisticated hydraulic engineering. Or if it were neither of these, then it was concerned with the casting of cannon, now brought to such an improved level that before you knew it (men said with a wink) Scotland would be exporting to Mons.Money changed hands.There was a rumour about precious metals, but the knowledgeable declared it ill-founded: the man had ridden eastwards, not west.There was some talk about fishing.Asked to opine on the subject, Archie of Berecrofts said less than most, although in fact he knew something.MoreLess
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