Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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Which was when Tavish acted upon his decision: the group were together in his room in the tenement and he explained exactly what was involved; Sister Evadne Eglantyne would be first, she would keep hold of the string which ran from the beaker and through the rent in his cloak, she would climb through the tear and follow the string until she emerged at the other end – quite how and where, he did not know for sure; Sister Evadne would be followed by Tammy and Bernie, then Lolly and Wullie – for safety, they would all be tied together by a cord around their waists; Tavish himself would bring up the rear – he admitted that he had no idea what they would travel through, whether it would be some kind of physical space, or merely a flickering void, which would culminate in their emergence in another Time and Place; if all goes well we will find ourselves in the year 2017, probably in Darnick or Melrose: "I have spoken with my old friend Sam Smiles, by way of the String Telephone," he assured them, "that is the other end of the Worm-Hole," or Moth-Hole, as it had been at the very beginning, when Little Levy Balquhidder first discovered it: "I have no idea of the distance," said Tavish, "or how long it will take – Lady Griselda of Longformacus passed through the hole, but because she did not keep hold of the string, it seems that she emerged in 1867 in London; it is always possible that the same thing could happen to us, although Sam assures me that if we keep hold of the string, and are each one of us linked to the others, there is every likelihood that we will arrive at our destination together; unfortunately, there are no guarantees, so it is up to each of us whether we want to take the chance: for my own part," he said, "it will be a chance to go Home," he wasn't showboating, for he understood the risks: he supposed that he was adumbrating, perhaps minimising by only hinting at them, because he really wanted them all to agree, while knowing he could not force them; Sister Evadne seemed to be praying, perhaps – he supposed from his partial knowledge of her own ancestry, that the Danicized genes she carried were conflicted with her acquired Christianity, the Norse gods battling with the One God; but Tammy and Bernie were full of the vim and vigour he would have expected – their cheeks flushed with the combination of exhilaration and terror he shared; little Wullie and Lolly held hands tightly – they would do whatever he suggested, not because they were unable to think for themselves, but because they trusted his judgement – he only hoped that they would not regret their faith in him!

 

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, June 05, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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