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Betheda Fallbutus

Duration 3.12

The House of the Two Palms

Six members of the Fallbutus family living in England are registered victims of the Violent Unknown Event. They have an especial relevance to this study of the VUE by owning property near the two main accredited VUE centres, off the Goldhawk Road, London, and near the Tyddyn-Corn Farm on the Lleyn Peninsula. Betheda Fallbutus had come to England with her American husband to take advantage of the Welfare State to bear and raise a large family. She wanted the best gynaecological attention she could find for she anticipated labour pains of those of a wren laying the eggs of an ostrich. To that end, Betheda insisted on being close to the Maternity Hospital in the Goldhawk Road. Betheda had been an air hostess, a milliner and the owner of a restaurant. She had flown too often, wasted too many feathers and cooked too many chickens. On her own admission, sufficient excuse for herself and her family to be plagued by the VUE in both their houses. The family lived in various rooms and apartments along the Goldhawk Road whilst they continued the search for a family home.

After the birth of her only daughter, Cathine, Betheda's husband inherited his parents' Lleyn farmhouse where Betheda could recuperate from further pregnancies. And after the birth of her second son, Vacete, the Fallbutuses finally bought a town-house just off the Goldhawk Road, a house where in 1827 Audubon had lived while he worked on his "Birds of America". After her husband's death, Betheda seemed to spend all her time ferrying her children between the two houses. Eventually she was to ferry her grandchildren back and forth. And it was to see her daughter Cathine and her daughter's children that Betheda drove down to the Lleyn farmhouse, the House of the Two Palms, on the evening of the Violent Unknown Event. She arrived at five o' clock in the morning, two hours before dawn. Her grandchildren had strung a rope between the two palms that fronted the garden to the west. Both children were hanging from the rope by their legs. The nose of the elder child was bleeding, the blood dripping onto the gravel. The younger child had a bruised forehead and was singing.

As Betheda took this in, she started to sneeze and then to blow bubbles of mucus from her nose. Groping in the sleeve of her dress for a handkerchief she saw a hoopoe was sitting in one of the palms. 

From that morning on, Betheda suffered from an excess of catarrh that blurred her speech, forced her continually to breathe through her mouth, tainted her food and irritated her digestion, making her life so wretched that she often contemplated suicide. She always said it was the excitement of immortality that prevented her from cutting her wrists, but it was more likely a concern for her grandchildren that made her accept her disabilities.

 

 

The Falls Biographies

  1. Orchard Falla

  2. Constance Ortuist Fallaburr

  3. Melorder Fallaburr

  4. Appis (Arris) Fallabus

  5. Standard Fallaby

  6. Tasida Fallaby

  7. Lacer Fallacet

  8. Arris Fallacie

  9. Mashanter Fallack

  10. Squaline Fallaize

  11. Carlos Fallantly

  12. Musicus Fallantly

  13. Wrallis Fallanway

  14. Allia Fallanx

  15. Starling Fallanx

  16. Ipson & Pulat Fallari

  17. Stachia Fallari

  18. Aptesia Fallarme

  19. Corntopia Fallas

  20. Anteo Fallaspy

  21. Pandist Fallaspy

  22. Sashio Fallaspy

  23. Vyanine Fallaspy

  24. Casternarm Fallast

  25. Ardenaur Fallatter

  26. Agropio Fallaver

  27. Propine Fallax

  28. Cash Fallbaez

  29. Antopody Fallbatts

  30. Coppice Fallbatteo

  31. Agrendo Fallbazz

  32. Cisgatten Fallbazz

  33. Hasp Fallbazz

  34. Canopy Fallbenning

  35. Cole Fallbird

  36. Castel Fallboys

  37. Acataloope Fallbus

  38. Astraham Fallbute

  39. Loosely Fallbute

  40. Betheda Fallbutus

  41. Cathine Fallbutus

  42. Bwythan Fallbutus

  43. Menenome Fallbutus

  44. Olivine Fallbutus

  45. Vacete Fallbutus

  46. Astra Fallcas

  47. David Fallcash

  48. Bewick Fallcaster

  49. Catch-Hanger Fallcaster

  50. Clasper Fallcaster

  51. Felix Fallcaster

  52. Max Fallcaster

  53. Orion Fallcaster

  54. Throper Fallcaster

  55. Raskado Fallcastle

  56. Appropinquo Fallcatti

  57. Agrimany Fallchester

  58. Sitiarch Fallding

  59. Ostler Falleaver

  60. Edio Fallenby

  61. Shey Fallenby

  62. Affinado Falleur

  63. Erek Fallfree

  64. Thomax Fallfresh

  65. Zachia Fallgillot

  66. Joyan Fallicory

  67. Bird Gaspara Fallicutt

  68. Obsian Fallicutt

  69. Wrallis Fallinway

  70. Ashile Fallko

  71. Agostina Fallmutt

  72. Castan Fallockery

  73. Cottes Fallope

  74. Pollie Fallory

  75. Afracious Fallows

  76. Hearty Fallparco

  77. Sallis Pino Fallpinio

  78. Crasstranger Fallqueue

  79. Romanese Fallracce

  80. Ascrib Fallstaff

  81. Armeror Fallstag

  82. Combayne Fallstoward

  83. Geoffrey Fallthuis

  84. Merriem Falltrick

  85. Stephany Falltrix

  86. Tolley Falluger

  87. Vassian Falluger

  88. Erhaus Bewler Falluper

  89. Grastled Fallusson

  90. Castral Fallvernon

  91. Leasting Fallvo

  92. Anthior Fallwaste

 

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