|Posted on September 16, 2013 at 11:00 PM|
An excerpt from Book 1 in the Tottering Trilogy:
The Glass Piano
It was Auguste Strobl that enchanted my vater first. I do not know much of her except that she was the daughter of our chief accountant. Vater* was said to have written many a pretty verses for her, but that is only maids’ talk.
Auguste supposedly has two paintings. The first Vater was disappointed with, as she had too long of a “goose” neck in the painting to be placed in the gallery. But, my vater has always been very strict when it comes to keeping his gallery full of realistic beauty. He requested another painting—this time with Auguste turning her head to look over shoulder, with a pearl necklace wrapped around that “goose-like” neck.
This is only the legend and I have never actually seen the first painting.
Some speculate the artwork was a present for its muse, but there is the rumor that Auguste Strobl is the only living woman to ever refuse a gift from the king.
*Vater = father
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