Tossed into Chaos

Alphonse, the Comte du Toulouse, nearly knocked Luc down as he clattered down the front steps of the chateau in Villebourbon across the Pont Vieux bridge from the city of Montauban. Luc broke his fall by bracing himself on the ornately framed painting he had just carried out of the chateau to load into one of four wagons pulled up to the front entrance, each with a pair of skittish horses yoked to it.

Luc hurled an expletive in the wake of the hurrying comte, who turned, gave him

tossed into chaos

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