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Tonight’s character feature is about another Welshman, a member of Iolo’s militia known as Dai (usually short for Dafydd or 'David' in Welsh). Dai is fairly high-ranking amongst Iolo’s crew. Though he’s not one of the main characters, he plays a fairly prominent role in the progress of the story.
Aged about 25 years, with a podgy build and pig-like features, he’s not a very inspiring person to look at. In fact, you might not really think much of him at all. However, he had a hidden agenda. That agenda centres around the new arrival in Llanberis and what his attitude is towards that person. I’m talking about Patrick, of course.
This attitude towards Patrick, and other so-called ‘outsiders’, very much motivates Dai to take the course of action which he embarks upon. His agenda ends up being somewhat at odds with that of the militia leader, Iolo. Of course, there’s a price to be paid for all this. One that could be fatal for some of those involved……
Until the next post!
PS – I’m not far off finishing the first draft now, which means that the character features should be coming to an end soon. I hope then to put some outtakes from the novel which won’t make the final draft. Watch this space!