~"Forgive me, Miss Plum, but there's a gentleman outside demanding to speak with you. He claims to be your father."
Miss Lucetta Plum paused in the act of removing her stage makeup and turned, finding Mr. Skukman, an intimidating gentleman she employed to manage her overzealous admirers, standing in the doorway of her dressing room. "How fascinating, Mr. Skukman, especially considering my father died years ago."~