I humbly thank you, well, well, well.

Seems to me that you’d need to really do something with these wells. I feel like they’re often elided into a cliché, into the rhythm of “Well well well,” like an arch-villain delighted to find the hero has stumbled into his lair. 

It is, sure, an answer to her question. But it is also a tremendous opportunity to investigate Ophelia’s appearance in this scene or to stall while he tries to work out his tactics, or to appraise what her motivations are, or to check behind stray arrases for fathers hiding. 


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