The Cast of Characters
Hubert is a talented but unassuming silversmith who works quietly at his bench at the back of a gift shop called Some Enchanted Evening. He makes delicate earrings, necklaces, and other fine jewelry from long, glittering strands of silver called filigree. He's so shy, he blushes when anyone praises his work. Hubert doesn't seem the type to have a secret... but he does... and it's a big one!
Fiona gets the greatest pleasure out of playing her violin. Every day, she goes to the park with her little dog, Myrna, and plays for the townspeople. They sing along while she plays; they clap, they dance, and when she is finished they throw coins in her hat. But Fiona wants something more, and she can't imagine being truly happy without it.
Pinkerton is Hubert's cat. He lives a typical cat's life with Hubert as his master, though he eventually becomes a participant in a grand event of which most cats will never be part!
Myrna is Fiona's faithful little teacup terrier! She scampers along wherever Fiona goes. Myrna looks like a little brown dust mop with stubby little legs, and you will never guess her favorite food!
Mrs. Murphy owns the gift shop called Some Enchanted Evening. All sorts of beautiful items are made there, like shining porcelain clocks, and chandeliers dripping with sparkling crystals! Every day at noon, Mrs. Murphy sets out pots of Irish tea, homemade biscuits and jam , and little sandwiches and fruit — all for her beloved workers, who she treats as though they were her own children. And so Mrs. Murphy is just as surprised as everyone else when she finds out about the big secret that Hubert's been keeping!