Dear Mr. Puppy,
My ride to the opera has bailed on me. How can I make it by showtime?
Mon cher ami, The Theatre de la rue Feydeau has become a rallying place of Royalist reactionaries. It has a splendor that gives us hope for a return to time past that is not lost beyond recovery; but to get there you must choose your route; all private carriages are suspect because they speak of privilege and these revolutionaries will set their foot on the necks of their enemies wherever they can uncover them. What things are done in the name of Liberty! We must avoid certain routes. It is better to take one of the common conveyances and hide your associations. The respectable citizens hide from all places of amusement in the same way that they hide from politics.