Pre-Breakfast Meeting with Mr Reynolds
I had an early meeting today with a Mr Frederick Reynolds of Sheffield.
When I first saw the old gentleman, my first impression was that he looked a bit fierce with a permanent smile.
His dress-sense was very flamboyant too, especially for one so advanced in years.
He had clearly looked to his general fitness though as he had the bearing of one far younger in years.
Mr Reynolds had spent many years in the Americas after leaving Sheffield in the late 1800s and I think it was whilst in North America that he very recently acquired his very bright coat. Hopefully this coat will grow on me, otherwise I’ll have to encourage him to change it for a more subdued one.
Mr Reynolds flew back to England on one of those new-fangled flying machines in May 2012 and I first met him (briefly) yesterday.
As our meeting this morning progressed, contrary to first impressions, I found him to be very mild-mannered, although I felt that he could strike out quickly and inflict injury if not given the respect he deserved.
I think we will meet often in the future and he will no doubt become friends with my other close acquaintances; Mr John Watts, Mr Joseph Rodgers, Mr Thomas Turner, Mr George Meeson and Mr John Clarke all from Sheffield too.