In the newspaper article that reported his disappearance, Abel Morris looked very much like the classic coffee house musician: lean build, dark clothing, long, shoulder-length hair, and an intense, brooding expression. In the flesh he looked very similar: his build was still lean, his clothing still dark, he still had long, shoulder-length hair. He dressed like the other men of the Manor, in old-fashioned, elegant formal attire, but he didn’t have the eerie, unearthly quality that everyone else had. Most of the men and women at the Manor were beautiful, indescribably so; Abel was almost plain. And yet, while his physical appearance was diminished compared to his peers, there was a presence about him that reminded Matthew of Simon. He appeared in command of the world around him, strong and confident. He radiated clarity of will.