The unnamed Mrs. L. S. D. poses two questions, one about rewards for making five First Friday devotions, and another about the last Fatima letter (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 40).


Think again if you thought lysergic acid diethylamide and stories of trips based on the initials of this parishioner.  Bellairs, anglophile that he was, was probably alluding to £sd, the abbreviation for British pre-decimal currency.  The letters, often written Lsd, refer to pounds, shillings, and pence, originating from the Latin words librae, solidi, and denarii[1].


  1. Wikipedia: £sd
4. The Question Box

Father BurgerbitzModine ClappMrs. L. S. D.Benozzo GozzoliM. FiorelloGertie FremMrs. A. M.Aunt MinMrs. Annie RuggI. H. SamsonitePurina SansfoySepta TanquerayBecky May TipoverMr. Arthur "Dutch" Wolohan