You are quite correct, Rapparee, I did use the wrong term when I said "dueling foils". I was thinking of the set of crossed rapiers that are mounted on the library wall. Then there are also the cavalry sabers in the study. Either would do well to dispatch Mr Kreuger or anyone else rash enough to invade this house...assuming they got by Baskerville, our Doberman Pinscher.
That makes twice that I have been wrong about something in the last 10 years or so. The other time was when I had the exquisitely bad judgment to marry Winston...he's in London right now, thankfully, no doubt boring someone absolutely to death over a glass of port. I plan to make some changes in his absence. That stupid elephant's foot stool he brought back from India has simply got to go, and along with it that wretched framed photograph of Mata Hari that occupies much of the west wall in Winston's smoking room.