Aftermath of the confrontation with Mukunga M’dare and his minions.
The books are retrieved from the safe; the group is interviewed by Erica Carlyle, and then the local sheriff. Carlyle supports the story that the group drove off a group of crazed burglars. Whistler offers to purchase the books via Kensington, but Carlyle has a offer from Penhew that is hard to refuse (or match).
At breakfast, Carlyle offers a deal: ensure the books’ safe passage to the Penhew Foundation in London, England. She is grateful for the group’s actions in defeating the attack on the estate, and is clear that she expects you to read (or copy) the books while in transit.
Everyone heads back to NYC (now with Émile the French dilettante) and gets the suite at the Plaza. Turn in early to rest up for Elias’ funeral tomorrow.
Jones awakes in the night, puts on the wooden mask, has a crazy vision of The Lord of the Great Abyss.