Emma's Diary

 
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[Post New]by eleanor1183 on Oct 13, 08 11:24 AM
Entry #7 – May 23rd, 1895
News from Home
I received an unfortunate letter
from home. My father is ill. Mother
did not write of the details, but she
requested that I return to Iowa as
quickly as is reasonably possible. My
sadness and apprehension threaten
to overwhelm me, but

I am doing my best to keep
that darkness at bay for now.

I will speak with the
headmistress before I make
arrangements for travel. I
must also inform Charles that
I will be taking leave of England
for a spell, if not for good. It
will sadden me a great deal to
leave my new friends behind
but I’m quite frantic with
concern for my father.

It seems that unlucky events
have been surrounding me of
late...

Entry #8 – May 24th, 1895
I Must Return Home
The headmistress was quite
compassionate regarding my
situation. She offered to pack my
belongings, but I could not let her.
She has already done so much; gone
far beyond what her duties dictate.

Charles did not react in such a
manner. I informed him that I
must leave, that my father is
ill and my family requires my
presence. He is greatly upset.
He nearly went into a tirade.
He made am attempt to flatter
me, I believe, with the
explanation that his new home
would be named in my honor. I
must wonder if he is
attempting to secure my
return to England, to him, and
his home. I must prepare my
departure and cannot think of
such things right now.

 
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[Post New]by eleanor1183 on Oct 13, 08 12:42 PM
Entry #10 – June 10th, 1895
Unusual Behavior
While my malady goes undiagnosed,
I am left to search medical
encyclopedias for comparable
symptoms. Although many have
passed from Yellow Fever, I am
thankfully not experiencing
evidence to its presence.

Charles takes good care of me,
but lately has become rather
withdrawn. I often hear
peculiar sounds from his
workshop and he appears to be
keeping odd hours.

My accommodations are
pleasant and I spend the
greater part of my day resting
in hopes of regaining my
strength. When possible, I enjoy
exploring this wonderful,
stately manor. Charles has built
a most beautiful albeit
cluttered, home. He appears to
take great pride in procuring an
absolute horde (sic) of varied
nonessentials!

 
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[Post New]by eleanor1183 on Oct 13, 08 12:46 PM
Entry #13 – July 13th, 1895
Feverish Dream
I cannot sleep. Each time I do,
something wakes me and I feel
chilled. This night it was a terrible
dream, a nightmare that was
seemingly quite real, which made
my blood pump so that I could not
rest...

I was here in this room, sitting
in my wheelchair. I looked down
to see myself wearing a gown of
white, beautifully made of lace
and satin. It took a moment to
recognize that it was a wedding
dress. I felt a paralysis
throughout my body as I sat,
frozen in this gown. My soaring
temperature is causing many
such frightening nightmares.

Also, I am quite concerned that
I have yet to receive further
communication from home.
My father’s health weighs
greatly on my mind.

 
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[Post New]by Snugs76 on Oct 13, 08 12:50 PM
karen she's transcribing the diary entries from ravenhearst for better clue detecting

 
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[Post New]by eleanor1183 on Oct 13, 08 12:55 PM
Entry #14 – July 14th, 1895
Welcome Company
Today brought the arrival of a nurse
named Rose Somerset. Charles
insists on using the old term
“matron”, but I prefer to think
that she is more of a maid who will
be checking my health in addition to
keeping up the house.

Regardless of the titular
formalities, I am very pleased
and excited for Rose’s
company! Charles is still very
distracted, although I have not (sic)
idea as to what he does with
his time these days. But, now I
can spend time with this kind
woman. She might just bring a
bit of light into my life, which
has been lacking as my health
has dwindled.

My affliction has made it
difficult to move about, so I
am now confined to do so with
the help of a wheelchair.

 
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[Post New]by karenplop on Oct 13, 08 12:57 PM
I don't understand. Clues to what?

 
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[Post New]by Snugs76 on Oct 13, 08 12:59 PM
to figuring out the clues that picman has been giving us regarding the release of MCF 5

 
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[Post New]by karenplop on Oct 13, 08 1:00 PM
oh

 
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[Post New]by sillyfeet on Oct 13, 08 1:00 PM
karenplop wrote:I don't understand. Clues to what?


Karen, I guess some people here think the next MCF has something to do with Ravenhurst.

 
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[Post New]by eleanor1183 on Oct 13, 08 1:02 PM
Entry #15 – Aug. 2nd, 1895
The Dress
Rose has been an amazing blessing,
and for all the care she has given
me, I am most thankful for the
much needed companionship. She,
too, has noticed the odd behavior
that Charles has been exhibiting.

This afternoon, Rose posed a
rather unexpected question by
asking if Charles had ever
previously wed. I explained he
had not, and made clear his
intentions towards me.
Curiously, I questioned why she
should ask and she recounted
coming across a wedding gown
while cleaning the wardrobe
upstairs.

She brought me the gown and I
felt my heart arrest when I
laid eyes upon it. She displayed
the very same dress from my
nightmare some days ago!

 
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[Post New]by karenplop on Oct 13, 08 1:07 PM
What if it's Madam Fate? Guess we will have to wait and be surprised. That's more fun anyway.

 
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[Post New]by Snugs76 on Oct 13, 08 1:09 PM
actually the 5th MCF will be going back to ravenhearst.. it gets confusing.. I got totally drawn into the picking picmans brain thread LOL

 
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[Post New]by sillyfeet on Oct 13, 08 1:12 PM
But how do you all know it'll go back to Ravenhearst. Maybe it has to do with Madame Fate? Maybe Picman is just trying to throw everyone off. Me, personally, I like the surprise of now knowing. But hey...the rest of you feel free to speculate away.

 
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[Post New]by Snugs76 on Oct 13, 08 1:13 PM
true very true. but at least it gives us something fun to figure out LOL

picman is probably sitting back in his chair laughing his tail fins off at us

 
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[Post New]by karenplop on Oct 13, 08 1:15 PM
This will keep you off the streets and out of bars

 
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[Post New]by Snugs76 on Oct 13, 08 1:15 PM
and it's fun to speculate on something .. with everyone's different opinions.. which means no unnecessary flamage either.

 
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[Post New]by eleanor1183 on Oct 13, 08 1:18 PM
Entry # 16 – Aug. 3rd, 1895
Hidden Correspondence
Fever weakens me such that I have
difficulty focusing my vision. My
hands have begun to convulse and I
have great difficulty holding, let
alone updating, this very journal.
Rose often records my thoughts
as I dictate.

After discovering the dress,
and Rose’s increasing anxiety
towards Charles, we have
agreed to hide my diary.
I fear this anxiety may be
quite well-founded, however,
with our newest finding.
Charles has secretly adorned an
upstairs bedroom with all the
trappings of a nursery,
including a crib! Upon
inspection, the crib contained
unopened correspondence
from my family in the United States!

I am scared for my very life.

 
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[Post New]by eleanor1183 on Oct 13, 08 1:21 PM
sillyfeet wrote:But how do you all know it'll go back to Ravenhearst. Maybe it has to do with Madame Fate? Maybe Picman is just trying to throw everyone off. Me, personally, I like the surprise of now knowing. But hey...the rest of you feel free to speculate away.


picman gave us several clues that were all answered by RTR, which I think is a pretty good indication of Return to Ravenhearst. (see the Wikipedia entry for RTR)

Now, I have to get back to transcribing....

 
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[Post New]by soymocha on Oct 13, 08 1:37 PM
UHM, that last entry shows that Emma feared not only for her life but also for Rose's.

 
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[Post New]by eleanor1183 on Oct 13, 08 1:40 PM
Entry #19 – Aug. 6th, 1895
Escape!
Rose is packing my few belongings
as I use what little strength I have
remaining to record the events
transpiring around us. Charles is
out of the manor, for how long, we
know not, so we must make haste!

We have come to the conclusion
that Charles’ madness has fully
consumed his mind. He moves
about in an erratic fashion,
speaking almost
incomprehensible nonsense.

Rose believes those odd devices
he builds on the doors to be
locks. He wants to keep me
with him forever!

I am so weak, but must break
free from this place!

Why would he.............

 
 
 
 
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