De Quincy is The Rabbit of the Northern Clan's arch enemy. He's Bulldog Drummond's Carl Peterson, if you like. He's Biggles' Red Baron. And I think it might be necessary to have footnotes in the Rabbit of Usk, otherwise a gentle reader might well glaze over and give serious consideration to the delete button.
As well The Rabbit of the Northern Clans has an intense distrust of Tennyson and
the Apostle Mathew, who The Rabbit is convince plagiarized the Revelation of
Reason. And too a ripping yarn is not just mumbo jumbo, even if sometimes
it seems as though it might be. But I will agree that a flaw in a Persian Carpet
allows it to fly.