At the very top of the Samuel building are the family bedrooms. Here is the master bedroom which is warm and cozy with mementos from the family’s long years in the Orient.
The Colonel’s wife, Edith, gives piano lessons to a young miss as her devoted maid, Mae, brings in tea.
Retired Colonel Samuel enjoys discussing an ancient map with his young assistant. The shop is full of items from his many years in military service in the Middle East, India and Asia.
In M. Samuel Books, a young reader is excited to find an illustrated edition of “Robinson Crusoe” while Michael Samuel, the proprietor, discusses a new Shakespeare set with a gentleman.
M. Samuel Books is a favourite shop in Smallsea as is Empire Maps and Prints on the second floor also owned by young Mr. Samuel’s father, retired Col. Samuel.
The noted etymologist, Dr. Artemis Zinn. He lives over the barbershop, entertains a fellow scientist. Dr. Zinn’s cat chases an escaped giant beetle.
The barbershop is always a convivial place where everyone can catch up on all the local news.
Anchoring one corner of Albert Square is the Albert Square Barber Shop.
Tom, an artist, has a tiny room above the Cock and Bull Pub where he lives and paints.
Upstairs at the Cock and Bull, it is quite a raucous scene. While a wild and wooly card game is winding down an impromptu concert is being given by a couple of local lads.
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