Arthur Knott

Seminary Student




Arthur’s father made a decent amount of money in steel and expected him to follow him into the industry. However, Arthur never felt comfortable: you felt no affinity with the blokish, overfriendly steelworkers. His church, a high Anglican communion called All Saints, became his refuge. Eventually, the Church became his career, and he left the factory to train as a priest. When he visited the seminary in Wales, the man who interviewed him was Abraham Kale.

Although his father did not understand the decision, he did, to his great credit, support it. He would not understand Arthur’s other decision, which was to take a male lover at the seminary: Roger Mulgrave, an older student of the working class. The seminary treated the liaison with traditional British discretion, never mentioning it providing they kept it hidden. Throughout this, Abraham Kale was Arthur’s tutor. Again, he never acknowledged the affair openly, but Arthur felt he supported it, through oblique advice and unwavering support. Arthur suspects he had similar leanings himself.

Arthur is in your final year at the seminary, now. His new tutor is more distant and authoritarian. Abraham Kale retired, on medical grounds, to St Mary Bethlehem Hospital.

Arthur Knott

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