There is a mystery in the library: The Case of the Missing Chapter.
As you may recall from Chapter 3, Josephine had secretly summoned Harvey, her ailing husband’s younger brother, from his enterprise in the Congo. Her hope was that he would be able to lift Algernon’s spirits.
Certainly something of note happened during Harvey’s visit – but what?
Alas, dear reader, you will have to make up your own mind on this subject, since a person or persons unknown have neatly removed this vital chapter from the book. If you head over to my Facebook page, you will be able to scroll down to a brief video of the library. Perhaps you may spot a clue or two…
When you encounter Algernon in Chapter 5 (which, thankfully, remains intact) you will discover the most profound changes in his fortunes and – indeed – those of the entire city of London.
If you are left pining for some enjoyable reading material, as a result of this sorry state of affairs, may I perhaps point you in the direction of the July edition of a periodical by the name of Dolls House and Miniatures Scene? On page 22 of this magazine, you will find an article about this very blog, penned by my own stained and glue-coated hands, which may be of passing interest.