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Summary: I had a sudden moment of wondering what might have happened if Jo Maynard's family had been all boys, rather than mixed, as EBD has it. The consequences of this idea are set out here. The timescale fluctuates between a 'now' of approximately the time of Adrienne and earlier periods including the time of the triplets' birth, but mainly concentrating on the Armishire period.
Rated: General
Categories: Ste Therese's House Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Nell Wilson, OC, Rosalie Dene
School Period: Armishire, Guernsey, Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe
Challenges:
Series: Jo's Boys
Chapters: 32 Completed: No
Word count: 40252 Read: 55240
Published: 02 Jul 2011 Updated: 02 Jul 2011

1. Chapter 1 - Setting the scene by abbeybufo [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (191 words)

2. Chapter 2 - A Flashback by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarhalf-star (647 words)

3. Chapter 3 - A lack of 'go' by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (375 words)
This completes the 'joke' set up in Chapter 1 and from Chapter 4 onwards the story proper takes over.

4. Chapter 4 - Joey Creates A Sensation by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1486 words)
Direct quotes from EBD in italics

5. Chapter 5 - What Anna thought by abbeybufo [Reviews - 0] (300 words)
And another little ‘present-day’ scene ‘morphed’ from Adrienne

6. Chapter 6 - Madge makes plans by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (682 words)

7. Chapter 7 - Enter Charles by abbeybufo [Reviews - 0] (631 words)
A little more from the time of Charles’s birth – morphed from Rosalie

8. Chapter 8 - Now we are Six by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarhalf-star (482 words)
Still in the 'past' - we are now at the time of Michael's birth - not long before Three Go and we stay in this period for most of the rest of the story.

9. Chapter 9 - Hilda and Nell make plans by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1576 words)

10. Chapter 10 - A Journey begins by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (2173 words)
Well, we're on the way to Bedales, at least, but the journey seemed to want to turn out to be an interesting one, so I hope you'll forgive the literary diversions. I haven't got them halfway to their destination yet ...

11. Chapter 11 - The rest of the journey by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (1518 words)

12. Chapter 12 - At Bedales by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (530 words)

13. Chapter 13 - Assorted telephone conversations by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarhalf-star (516 words)

14. Chapter 14 - A few letters written while Hilda and Nell are away by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (1038 words)

15. Chapter 15 - Coming back by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (1157 words)
I hadn't originally intended to give a full tour of either Bedales or Summerhill - don't know enough - so I hope you'll forgive this means of recapping what H&N have seen without my depicting it step by step as it happened.

16. Chapter 16 - Sunday afternoon by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (1882 words)

17. Chapter 17 - Rosalie gets a shock by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (699 words)

18. Chapter 18 - Sunday night by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (1237 words)
It’s still Sunday 31st March 1946, in the evening.

19. Chapter 19 - Repercussions by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (1085 words)
I found that I couldn’t write Rosalie’s story here. Her telling of it to Mary will be too hesitant and broken, and Mary’s encouraging murmurs and shocked reactions would be a distraction. So it became a separate story 'London, 1934' which can stand alone as something that could have happened to Rosalie both in this universe and in the canon.

20. Chapter 20 - 1st April by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (1255 words)

21. Chapter 21 - Summerhills by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (1135 words)

22. Chapter 22 - The Return by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (1384 words)

23. Chapter 23 - Preparations by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1694 words)
I hope I haven't taken too many liberties with Gill's or Jacynth's circumstances in this post.

24. Chapter 24 - Rosalie at home by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (2751 words)
London, 1934 tells the full story that Jenny hears

25. Chapter 25 - Jenny phones Hilda by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (788 words)

26. Chapter 26 - Gill's letter by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (657 words)

27. Chapter 27 - Hilda visits the Denes by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (2342 words)
The Erisay affair referred to here was an a drabble by Abbeygirl that was an expansion of the story in Highland Twins which may be found at http://www.the-cbb.co.uk/board/archive/files/StS_PaulTempleAndTheChaletSchoolAffair_090109.htm and was continued in Rosalie's Redemption which is as yet unfinished, but the first part is at http://www.the-cbb.co.uk/board/archive/files/StS_Rosalie%5C%27s_Redemption_081010.php.htm

28. Chapter 28 - A Day Out by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (2450 words)

29. Chapter 29 - More letters by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (1571 words)

30. Chapter 30 - Some of Hilda's and Nell's correspondence by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1515 words)
I think there is a bit of an EBDism in Three Go, as I cannot find a way for Nell Wilson to have gone to the US on a scheduled liner, and transatlantic commercial flights didn’t start for another 5 years from the supposed date of her trip; Joey Maynard calls it — “her going off to America at Easter on that educational tour. . .” so I’m going to pretend that the ‘Queen Mary’ had space on one of her 'War Bride' journeys for a few favoured people who were going on an official tour of US schools for the British Government, in order to allow Nell to sail on her.

31. Chapter 31 - Breaking the news by abbeybufo [Reviews - 1] (2676 words)

32. Chapter 32 - Deciding a Sale theme by abbeybufo [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1829 words)