Wish I’d known! I loved Rafael Sabatini’s Scaramouche
and The Sea Hawk
when I was in high school. In checking out a reference to the Marquis de Carabas, I came across a post about Sabatini as a fencer
. I would have gotten a kick out of it while I was writing about Edward’s fencing lessons and bout with Carolus-Duran! Oh, well, at least I’m reminded of Sabatini: He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.