Now that is as delicious a probable double entendre as i have encountered. All indications suggest to me the resplendent and radiant Lady Sophia is likely taking her respite after dealign with the staff, with the staff. She definitely strikes me like a Lady who enjoys employing a good stout cane, and is quite able, of bringing a good bit of divine feminine force to bear on the workforce.
Drigulch!!!! delighted to welcome you back to my humble abode. Your insights always valued here. She is indeed the personification of feminine beauty but beware, she is also a natural born sadist, it's doubtful that anyone "below stairs" would be able to perform to a level that would avoid chastisement from Lady Black. But then again many don't want to avoid the punishment. Thanks for stopping by Drigulch- you're always welcome here. Sean.
I sort of suspected all that you are saying. There is a very certain something in the way in which the Lady is laying to project ominous signs and portents of what preceded her taking a break from breaking staffs while breaking staff. A sadist born rather than made will surely make the objects of her ire feel it in their bones and much as she feels it in her own.