Councillor Walter De Souza is abducted from a music hall. He was known for his opposition to the election of Jane Cobden, the first female councillor in London, though she denies involvement. Two further abductions follow, one from Susan's brothel with Susan being taken as well. The perpetrators are a gang of women led by one Raine and Reid works out the link. The women are workers in a factory making matches where phosphorus has caused their disfigurement, a grievance taken up by Jane, and the kidnapped men are seen as being responsible for their misfortune. Susan is released with a ransom note for the men but sympathises with the women and helps them elude the police. Though the gang is eventually foiled, Susan's outlook is immeasurably altered. Written by
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This is not freedom, not for your girls, not for you. This is blind violence, the preserve of all those that have left their scars on your back. You have become man, Raine!
No! Don't tell me I am that!