Thursday, 16 February 2017

Adaptation B: Environment Research

Pagus Parvus:

  • "The village dated from times when people were at least six inches shorter and all dwelling were built accordingly." "- that doors and windows were made narrower than was usual and ceilings were particularly low"- Chapter 3 Page 11
  • "It was a small village clinging for its life to the side of a steep mountain in a country-" "-It comprised one cobbled high street lined on either side with a mixture of houses and shops built in the style that was popular around the time of the great fire in the famous city of London. The first and second floors/ overhung the pavement. In fact, sometimes the upper levels  stick up so far out that they restricted the sunlight. The windows themselves were small with leaded panes, and timbers ran in parallel lines on the outside walls. The buildings were all at strange and rather worrying angles, each having slid slightly down the hill over the years and sunk a little into the earth."- Chapter 6 Page 27
  • ";Pagus Parvus existed in a grey light that was cast by clouds that never seemed to go away,"- Chapter 16 Page 89
  • "Sitting as it was on the exposed side of a mountain, covered in snow eight months out if twelve and rained on the other four, Pagus Parvus was not popular with  outsiders..."- Chapter 16 Page 89


  • "The shop itself was quite tiny. The distance between the display window and the counter was no more then three paces. Joe went behind the counter and opened the solid door that led into a back room. A tiny window on the far wall allowed the dusty-moon-glow to lighten the gloom. The furniture was sparse and worn: two ladderback chairs and a table, a small stove and a narrow bed pushed up against the wall. In contrast the fireplace was huge. At least six feet across and nearly three deep, it took up almost the whole of one wall. On either side of the hearth sat a faded upholstered armchair. It was not much but it would do."- Chapter 3 Page 13
  • "- I took the opportunity to examine the goods in the shop window. the jewellery was bright and pretty, the hurricane lamp was polished and looked in working order. The timepieces were wound and ticking."- Chapter 10 Page 51
  • "He fixed to the pole the universal symbol of the pawnbroker: three polished golden orbs stuck together in the shape of a triangle."- Exterior, Chapter 6 Page 30
  • "- Joe's display benefited from the addition of a flower vase in the Grecian style, a pair of leather braces with silver clips (one missing), a sturdy pair of scuffed boots (only slightly down at heel), and a set of decorative brass buttons. The chamber pot sat in the corner next to the wooden leg."- Chapter 14 Page 79
  • "... Joe took everything he was offered, even the most ridiculous and worthless items- a moth eaten, slightly mouldy stuffed cat being one such example- and paid good money as he promised"- Chapter 15 Page 86
  • "As most customers came in wheezing after climbing the hill, Joe instructed that a chair be set by the door and it was gratefully received." -Chapter 15 Page 87

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