History Literature / MysteryOfTheWitchesBridge

30th May '16 1:49:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CannotSpitItOut: So much Dan could have made clear to his uncle, if he could just bring himself to say it. In his defense, however, his uncle's demeanor and the circumstances often made it very difficult to do so. This also applies to Pip and Gilly being unable to tell Dan their identities, albeit [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the FeudingFamilies making them ''very'' wary of how he might respond (although if they'd told him early enough, before he started hating and irrationally distrusting the Bishops, [[WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis he might have accepted it better]]).

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* CannotSpitItOut: So much Dan could have made clear to his uncle, if he could just bring himself to say it. In his defense, however, his uncle's demeanor and the circumstances often made it very difficult to do so. This also applies to Pip and Gilly being unable to tell Dan their identities, albeit [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the FeudingFamilies making them ''very'' wary of how he might respond (although if they'd told him early enough, before he started hating and irrationally distrusting the Bishops, [[WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis he might have accepted it better]]).better).



* YouMeddlingKids: Although he never says the words, it's pretty clear [[spoiler:Billy Ben]] is thinking this when Dan and Pip expose his guilt. Pip had in fact earlier suggested he didn't want kids snooping around and interfering in his search.

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* YouMeddlingKids: Although he never says the words, it's pretty clear [[spoiler:Billy Ben]] is thinking this when Dan and Pip expose his guilt. Pip had in fact earlier suggested he didn't want kids snooping around and interfering in his search.
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12th Sep '15 7:36:23 PM Ingonyama
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* AndroclesLion: Rescuing Caliban from drowning in the marsh (which he wasn't even actually in danger of) is how Dan befriends the dog for life.

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* AndroclesLion: Rescuing Caliban from drowning in the marsh (which he wasn't even actually in danger of) is how Dan befriends the dog for life. Played for irony later, when this loyalty is almost used by Johnny Lash and the other policemen to track him down in the West Marsh by following the innocently eager animal.


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* SpannerInTheWorks: Lamie. If Dan hadn't gone to visit him (itself [[ContrivedCoincidence something which wouldn't have happened]] [[{{Irony}} if Dan's sunburn from being worked so hard by Billy Ben hadn't made him unable to sleep]]), and if he hadn't [[MrExposition known about both the existence of the witches' chamber]] (from Old Dan) and been a RearWindowWitness, Dan never would have learned where the briefcase was hidden, who the BigBad was, or that he should trust and confide in the twins to help end the feud.
28th Apr '15 11:06:49 PM Ingonyama
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* ThirdActMisunderstanding: After the fire on the point, when Dan finds out the twins are Bishops and believes they lied to him on purpose as part of the feud, their friendship is understandably shattered for a while. It turns out, however, that some of this was [[InvokedTrope orchestrated by]] [[spoiler:Billy Ben]], who deliberately lied to both sides [[GenreSavvy so as to keep them from joining forces]] and stopping him from finding the lost briefcase. And as soon as Dan and the twins realize this, as well as the identity of the thief and location of the witches' chamber, the misunderstanding is quickly dispensed with--at least for Pip and Dan; Gilly takes a bit longer to come around, thus leading to her TwinSwitch and distraction to make amends.

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* ThirdActMisunderstanding: After the fire on the point, when Dan finds out the twins are Bishops and believes they lied to him on purpose as part of the feud, their friendship is understandably shattered for a while. It turns out, however, that some of this was [[InvokedTrope orchestrated by]] [[spoiler:Billy Ben]], who deliberately lied to both sides [[GenreSavvy so as to keep them from joining forces]] and stopping him from finding the lost briefcase. And as soon as Dan and the twins realize this, as well as the identity of the thief and the location of the witches' chamber, the misunderstanding is quickly dispensed with--at least for Pip and Dan; Gilly takes a bit longer to come around, thus leading to her TwinSwitch and distraction to make amends.
28th Apr '15 11:05:07 PM Ingonyama
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* ThirdActMisunderstanding: After the fire on the point, when Dan finds out the twins are Bishops and believes they lied to him on purpose as part of the feud, their friendship is understandably shattered for a while. It turns out, however, that some of this was [[InvokedTrope orchestrated by]] [[spoiler:Billy Ben]], who deliberately lied to both sides [[GenreSavvy so as to keep them from joining forces]] and stopping him from finding the lost briefcase. And as soon as Dan and the twins realize this, as well as the identity of the thief and location of the witches' chamber, the misunderstanding is quickly dispensed with--at least for Pip and Dan; Gilly takes a bit longer to come around, this leading to her TwinSwitch and distraction to make amends.

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* ThirdActMisunderstanding: After the fire on the point, when Dan finds out the twins are Bishops and believes they lied to him on purpose as part of the feud, their friendship is understandably shattered for a while. It turns out, however, that some of this was [[InvokedTrope orchestrated by]] [[spoiler:Billy Ben]], who deliberately lied to both sides [[GenreSavvy so as to keep them from joining forces]] and stopping him from finding the lost briefcase. And as soon as Dan and the twins realize this, as well as the identity of the thief and location of the witches' chamber, the misunderstanding is quickly dispensed with--at least for Pip and Dan; Gilly takes a bit longer to come around, this thus leading to her TwinSwitch and distraction to make amends.
28th Apr '15 11:02:31 PM Ingonyama
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* OldDarkHouse: The house at Prides, particularly the original old wing from Samuel's time.

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* OldDarkHouse: The house at Prides, Pride's, particularly the original old wing from Samuel's time.



* ThirdActMisunderstanding: After the fire on the point, when Dan finds out the twins are Bishops and believes they lied to him on purpose as part of the feud, their friendship is understandably shattered for a while. It turns out, however, that some of this was [[InvokedTrope orchestrated by]] [[spoiler:Billy Ben]], who deliberately lied to both sides [[GenreSavvy so as to keep them from joining forces]] and stopping him from finding the lost briefcase.

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* ThirdActMisunderstanding: After the fire on the point, when Dan finds out the twins are Bishops and believes they lied to him on purpose as part of the feud, their friendship is understandably shattered for a while. It turns out, however, that some of this was [[InvokedTrope orchestrated by]] [[spoiler:Billy Ben]], who deliberately lied to both sides [[GenreSavvy so as to keep them from joining forces]] and stopping him from finding the lost briefcase. And as soon as Dan and the twins realize this, as well as the identity of the thief and location of the witches' chamber, the misunderstanding is quickly dispensed with--at least for Pip and Dan; Gilly takes a bit longer to come around, this leading to her TwinSwitch and distraction to make amends.
3rd Aug '14 7:03:05 AM Ingonyama
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* ThirdActMisunderstanding: After the fire on the point, when Dan finds out the twins are Bishops and believes they lied to him on purpose as part of the feud, their friendship is understandably shattered for a while. It turns out, however, that some of this was [[InvokedTrope orchestrated by]] [[spoiler:Billy Ben]], who deliberately lied to both sides [[GenreSavvy so as to keep them from joining forces]] and stopping him from finding the lost briefcase.
15th Dec '13 6:33:20 PM Ingonyama
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* {{Greed}}: [[spoiler:Billy Ben]]'s motive in seeking the lost briefcase, so he can get out of York, see the world, and then take over at Pride's.



* OnlyInItForTheMoney: [[spoiler:Billy Ben]]'s motive in seeking the lost briefcase, so he can get out of York, see the world, and then take over at Pride's.
15th Dec '13 4:02:49 PM Ingonyama
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10th Sep '13 7:56:52 PM Ingonyama
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* ExactEavesdropping: When Pip comes to visit Dan following the fire to try and make amends, he immediately has to hide in the next room when Uncle Julian comes home. So naturally he gets an earful, hearing the whole story of Julian and Ann and what happened the night Old Dan died, [[BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults from Julian's skewed and prejudiced perspective]]. The result almost ends any chance for the twins to make up with Dan.

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* ExactEavesdropping: When Pip comes to visit Dan following the fire to try and make amends, he immediately [[ClosetShuffle has to hide in the next room room]] when Uncle Julian comes home. So naturally he gets an earful, hearing the whole story of Julian and Ann and what happened the night Old Dan died, [[BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults from Julian's skewed and prejudiced perspective]]. The result almost ends any chance for the twins to make up with Dan.
10th Sep '13 7:11:19 PM Ingonyama
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* ExactEavesdropping: When Pip comes to visit Dan following the fire to try and make amends, he immediately has to hide in the next room when Uncle Julian comes home. So naturally he gets an earful, hearing the whole story of Julian and Ann and what happened the night Old Dan died, [[BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults from Julian's skewed and prejudiced perspective]]. The result almost ends any chance for the twins to make up with Dan.
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