Отправлено 3 сент. 2014 г., 8:38 пользователем Sven Karsten
обновлено 3 сент. 2014 г., 8:38
It is usually said, that the Dickens’s novel contains not one, not two, but the whole three mysteries: The mystery of Drood’s disappearance, the mystery of Datchery Identity and the mystery of The Opium Woman. The first two mysteries has already been discussed in my previous articles, so now it’s time to solve the last one, the mystery of Princess Puffer. Who is she, where is she coming from, what does she want from poor Jasper the choirmaster?
What is known to us about the old proprietress of the opium den? It’s clear from the novel, that she lived in the same court with Jack Chinaman and ran an opium den just like he did. It’s very unlikely, that Jack might tolerate rivalry, especially so closely located. It more probable for Puffer’s den to be nothing but a branch of Jack Chinaman’s opium network, taking into consideration that their prices were the same.
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