|snakeling (snakeling) wrote in snakelingsrecs,|
@ 2007-06-11 12:20:00
|Entry tags:||fandom:lord peter wimsey, gen:lord peter wimsey, rating:g, yuletide:2006|
Death in the Tuileries, by Dafna Greer
[Dorothy L. Sayers - Lord Peter Wimsey]
Because it was written for me, for one thing. And because it's a perfect illustration of Wimsey and Bunter's first meeting. We get a glimpse of their future collaboration, and of Wimsey's desire to do the right thing, regardless of the actual law.
Wimsey paused to consider. His military life so far had consisted mostly of going where he was told and doing what they told him when he got there. In this it reminded him of school, with its firm commands and petty rebellions. Older now, he saw the point of such discipline. Philosophy, like hot baths, were a luxury of his youth.
"I don't know enough about the war effort on a grand scale to judge how -- or whether -- these two days might have been better spent," he said finally. He put down his spoon and looked Morris in the eye. "I do think in an abstract sense, every death should be investigated. Truth is important everywhere, even here. Maybe especially here?"
Morris smiled. "Ah, the true mark of the university man."