M. LeFarceur de Villeverte, Marchand de Dentelle, is a lace merchant who has had to flee his native France with his wife and few belongings because of the Revolution. His purpose in this savage land in which he finds himself is twofold:
1. He wishes to aid the poor of the area with monetary gain to ward off hunger, or worse, if they will agree to become his laceworkers. He provides instruction in the proper means of bobbin lacemaking and willingly shows the awe-struck peasants how easy is the task. Without lacemakers he is, of course, without income from the sale of lace. He would most happily sell his lace to the elite of the area, but he has not of yet made the acquaintance of any of these gentlefolk. And prospects are not appreciably better in your environs, either.
2. He attempts to bring a bit of culture to this savage new land, but alas, he has had little success. All he is able to elicit from the unwashed multitudes that crowd about him are gaping stares at the unattainable finery which he finds basic to the lifestyle of his social position.
M. LeFarceur's presentations continue throughout the extent of his stay. When he is not in his elegant surroundings, he can be found escorting some charming lady visitor about the fairgrounds and warding off the advances of ruffians intent upon the fair lady's attention and honor. He is not easily thwarted but can, like Orpheus of Greek fame, "charm the savage breast."
Monsieur LeFarceur travels with his own pavilion and all requisite furnishings and is therefore very well suited for an outdoor event. He is able, however, to make his presentation indoors as well as long as he can make the area more to his taste by utilizing his furnishings and accoutrements.