The tales that preceded the railway’s progress were worrying if true: is it possible that people’s eyes, ears, even their organs, remained unaffected by such velocity? And if lessons were to be learned from nature, as surely they were? Reports of cows delivering deformed young, giving soured milk, of water turned bitter in the well, are all those to be ignored?
As time wore on though, and much to Jayne’s secret delight, many of these stories and fears proved unfounded and this new transport provided opportunities that were too good to miss. One such opportunity Jayne grasped with both hands.