The Old Curiosity Shop: Ep. 3
Mono–still evading capture by German soldiers in occupied Caen–continues on his mission: find the ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’ and have a frank conversation with ‘The Ghost of Christmas Future.’ Taking refuge from the city’s heavily patrolled streets, Mono stumbles upon a group of German soldiers in a bar, and introduces them to the fury of his fabled tail.
The ape-human hybrid secret agent and Queen’s assassin, possessed of a deadly prehensile tail and ‘the strength of twelve men’, made his debut in the pulps of the 1930s and enjoyed a brief revival in the late 1960s and 70s.
But can it be that the fiction is closer to historic fact than was ever previously guessed?
Now a series of tales, told in hand-written journals and reported first-hand by those that knew him, reveal Mono as a dual-natured and conflicted adventurer–savage and noble; civilized, but ultimately untamable.