It's time for the February Edition of Heidi's always-lovely Inkling Explorations Series. Hop over to this post here if you'd like to join or something. (Goodness, the Internet is amazing. I can just link random stuff all over the place.) Anyway, so for February, we have to find, in a book or a movie, "A Scene Involving a Disguise." First, because duh, I thought about all the epic disguise scenes in 'The Scarlet Pimpernel.' But, because I suddenly remembered something else, I was nice enough to leave those for some rabid fan.
I remembered that epic (epic in MY eyes) disguise scene in Jubilee Trail! I have just finished 'Jubilee Trail' (my first of many reads) and OH MY STARS it is amazing. It's just... BLAHH AMAZING. You must read it. Gwen Bristow is a top-notch author, and I'm having major major writing-style envy.
(Tell me to stop rambling.)
So here's the disguise scene. Basically, Florinda has been (wrongly) accused of murder and is trying to escape. But seeing as she's an actress and everyone would recognise her, a clever disguise has to be thought of...
They were silent. The Garnet gave a sudden gasp. She had an idea.
"I know!" she cried. "Oh, I know! Florinda, will you do exactly what I say?"
"Why yes, darling!" Florinda exclaimed. "What?"
"All right, listen to me. If you'll keep your mouth shut not not talk about damn and hell and bottles of gin --"
"Oh dear. I'll keep my talk nice, really I will. What else?"
"There's just one sort of woman," said Garnet, "who can go about with her face covered, in clothes that hide her figure, and have everybody step aside respectfully to let her pass."
"What sort, for heaven's sake?" Oliver demanded.
"A widow," said Garnet. "A newly made widow, in a heavy black veil that comes down to her knees."
"You're right," Oliver exclaimed with admiration.
"You're a genius," said Florinda. "Can we get the costume?"
"Oh yes. That's one dress you can always be sure of finding in any town. Widows are being made every day, some of them most unexpectedly. There's always a shop with funeral weeds made up. That's something I know about," she insisted.
Florinda was delighted. After a little discussion, Oliver began to outline a plan. By this time Oliver was enjoying himself very much. He liked intrigue.
You really should read the book. ;-)