The winner of the Pink Carnation popularity contest is…
Second Runner Up (shocker!):
First Runner Up:
And the Winner:
Can’t you just hear Henrietta crowing? Miles and Richard will never hear the end of it.
It was an exceedingly close run race. Letty Alsworthy, heroine of The Deception of the Emerald Ring, had a large early lead in the polls, but Henrietta, in true Henrietta fashion, sprinted behind, shouting out, “Wait for me!” and pulled ahead in the final stretch.
Eloise, Jane, Miles, Amy and Richard all hovered respectably in the middle of the polls. In a surprise upset, Colin Selwick actually ranked below Miss Gwen. One can just imagine the means Miss Gwen used to extort those votes… ah, that sword parasol. The Dowager Duchess of Dovedale and Lady Uppington tied for dead last, behind Penelope Deveraux and Turnip Fitzhugh. You can imagine they’ll be fighting that one out for a while, with the Dowager intent on proving that she was more last than Lady U. It’s no fun unless one gets to be THE most despised person in the election.
What do you think? Do the results surprise you? I have to admit, the final line-up wasn’t what I had expected at all….