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A report from our special correspondent:
Olivia in mourning:
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Readers will know that the well-regarded lady, the Countess Olivia, has been in mourning following the sad loss of her brother. It is said that she is only wears deep mourning clothes and her sad appearance will be sure to win the utmost sympathy from every right-thinking person in Illyria. My sources inside Olivia’s mansion tell me that she frequently gets messages of love from a suitor who may be another high-ranking and well-regarded member of Illyrian society. It is thought that Olivia rejects these offers of love. Perhaps she feels that it is too soon since her brother’s death for her to think of moving to a new stage in her life.
My sources also tell me that Olivia’s relative, Sir Toby Belch, has a friend, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, staying as his guest at the mansion. It is thought this new Knight in town may himself have amorous feelings for Olivia. Given Sir Toby’s reputation for drinking and having a good time (as many hosts of our local taverns can confirm) it is perhaps fortunate for Olivia that she has her stern steward Malvolio to keep things in order. I am sure all our readers will join me in wishing happiness to our gracious Countess Olivia.