Behold! The Cynosphere!


I apologize. I put one of these in Chapter five of Reese and Reeves and didn’t really explain what it was.

Original passage: The sidewalk ended, and traffic whizzed by them. Regardless, Reese continued to walk and was almost hit by a cynosphere.  The dogs that drove it were enhanced, a cross between danes and wolves. They barked as they passed, spinning in their wheels. Reeves had grabbed him by the shoulder. “Sir! Be careful!” 

Use of these was ended due to animal cruelty, But in Reese and Reeves..In Victoria they still exist. I’m not condoning the use of one, but  their design is just fascinating! I could easily imagine one of these popping up in central park!

PETA is going to come for me, aren’t they?

I was awoke at 6 o'clock by Mamma, who told me that the Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Conyngham were here, and wished to see me. I got out of bed and went into my sitting-room (only in my dressing-gown), and alone,and saw them. Lord Conyngham (the Lord Chamberlain) then acquainted me that my poor Uncle, the King, was no more, and had expired at 12 minutes past 2 this morning, and consequently that I am Queen. Lord Conyngham knelt down and kissed my hand, at the same time delivering to me the official announcement of the poor King’s demise. 

The Diary of Queen Victoria, Tuesday, June 20th, 1837