Posted by Alex Forbes on November 15, 2016 at 10:59:48 user Pitsligo.
In Reply to: Re: Sammy's fears posted by Allan_Lang on October 26, 2016 at 21:33:28:
"Unmarried, disinherited in favour of the married daughter."
What if he *wasn't* disinherited: he *did* inherit Beckfoot, but since he spends his time off adventuring, why wouldn't he hand over the keys to Beckfoot to his sister, whom he obviously loves, and her husband, whom it seems he thought very highly of?
Yes, as the heir apparent he had taken over a big chunk of the household real estate with his study, but they're newly married and on their way toward a family, and he's still enough of a kid to enjoy living aboard his houseboat, so it only makes sense that Molly and Bob have the house to raise their family in.
Later on, when his nieces have turned into a proper pair of hoydens (in the modern complimentary useage, please), it remains convenient to use the houseboat just to have a little peace. Besides, when he admits it to himself, it's fun being the piratical uncle who lives on a houseboat.
Just my two cents.
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