The Tenant of Stickles Mansion
Bravo Smokes were a nicotine-free cigarette — made out of cured lettuce leaves. They were invented by the chemist Puzant Torigian, who determined that lettuce leaves were the best tobacco substitute, after he also tested kale, grape, cabbage, kohlrabi, spinach, carrot, peanut, tomato leaves, and sugar beet tops. Bravo Smokes went on the market in 1965, but received consistently bad reviews, such as, “worse than dried buggy whip or coffee grounds in a newspaper wrapper.” Torigian’s company went out of business in 1972, but he eventually managed to find new investors and brought Bravo Smokes back to market in the late 1990s. The second-time around, the company stayed in business for over a decade.
His life forever changed when, Lady Miranda Stickles of great wealth, aristocracy,
the beauty of debutantes, the envy of the elite at was
at the local Tavern, saw Louis and was smitten.
The Marchioness of Stickles Mansion, the largest and stateliest home
in all of Bushwhack County Miranda wanted this Hunk of Spunk Louis Croton.
After hour of chats, one small sweet kiss she and a brilliant idea.
Louis was to become her personal writer & author of her
official memories during her reign at Stickles Mansion. Louis Croton was the new
Tenant of Stickles Mansion Within weeks, of his arrival Miranda the beauty of Bushwhack county, Louis that Hunk of Spunk finally spent a night together.
Truly it was a magical
The mostly unlikely couple, the gossip of town tabloids,
were to be married
in all the splendor
the noblest in the land
On the day of their wedding,
in the attic of Stickles Mansion
starts a fire, spreading rapidly.
Louis escapes, but believes
Lady Stickles has perished;
Stricken with grief,
Louis flees from the county,
wanders the Stormy Moors
until he is rescued
by a peasant farmer.
He takes him to the neighboring
county of Pebble Creek
However, although Lady Stickles
is blinded by the fire, she lives.