I will not bore you with a transcript of what had to be the strangest council of war in the history of the British Empire. Did Drake know that the world had turned upside down when he prepared to face the Spanish? Did Wolfe know that he had an encounter with destiny when he scaled the heights of Quebec? The great men of England were shaken by what they saw and heard. Magic, real magic…had our King made a deal with the devil, or was there godliness in their bearing?
Colonel Cavendish, the stranger from London, explained that his older brother had worked with the magicians, developing their powers. It has been his idea to use them in war, we were told; the magicians could give us an advantage that the rebels, or the damned French, would never be able to beat. He spun us a pretty picture of magicians convoying messages through the air faster than any mounted rider, or watching from afar as the rebels prepared their stand against us. I dare say that the Brothers Howe were convinced and in their conviction they dragged the rest of the council in their wake. Continue reading “Letters from America (Part 2)”