About Lady Sally and the Automaton Horse

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Edwardian gentlewoman and strict dominatrix Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester owns a brass mine in Zanzibar, a Lapsang Souchong tea plantation in China, wardrobes of corsetry, the country’s largest collection of antique whips and floggers, and a stable of black Arab stallions. Flamboyant and larger than life, she is always looking for new and inventive ways to ensnare and punish submissive men.

The perfect opportunity presents itself when her horse is beaten to the Ebor Shield by Lord Melchiot’s at York Races in 1907. Believing he’s cheated, and that he treats his horses cruelly, she plots an appropriate revenge on him. Enticed by Lady Sally’s charm and considerable assets, he accepts the invitation to visit her at Rudston Hall.

After a nice cup of tea, (after all, what English lady wouldn’t offer a gentleman a cup of tea?) Lord Melchiot gets tricked into entering a wager which leads to him offering to submit to the formidable Lady Sally. The instrument of his torment is a brass, automaton horse, built by her own team of artificers and engineers. This clockwork marvel provides unique opportunities for Lady Sally to inflict some exquisite punishment on her victim.

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