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- “I'd rather have a railroad spike through my head than listen to that awful stuff!”
- ―The gentleman, on William Pratt's poems.[src]
An unidentified gentleman attended a party in London, 1880.
Biography[edit | edit source]
During a party in London, 1880, the unidentified gentleman discussed with Cecily, Charles, and an unidentified maid about a recent rash of disappearances in the town. When William Pratt arrived at the circle, he questioned his opinion, but the amateur poet changed the subject to poems. The gentleman then snatched an unfinished work from his hands, and read it out loud for all present to listen. The poem amused the crowd, who all laughed at William.
Afterwards, the gentleman commented he would rather have a railroad spike through his head than listen to these poems. An ironic statement, William's vampire persona Spike would gain notoriety using railroad spikes to torture his victims.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- He was portrayed by Edward Fletcher.
- The gentleman's name was never addressed; in episode "Fool for Love", he's credited simply as "Male Partygoer". Although, in non-canon sources, he's identified as Cyril Lasher (These Our Actors) then Thomas Wexler (Old Times).
- Non-canon sources have also revealed two versions of a subsequent death after his appearance in "Fool for Love". In the novel, he's rammed with a railroad spike through his temple, in irony to his previous statement. In the comic, all party-goers bleed from their eyes and their blindness cause a house fire, in response of a wish that they were the bloody ones, himself victim of a family curse.