In Victorian England, Sally Lockhart receives an anonymous note sending her on a mysterious quest. Her father has recently died and feeling suffocated living with her elderly aunt moves in with newfound friends, a photographer and his sister. She is soon made aware that the mysterious Mrs. Holland is out to kill her. In the end, she realizes the solution to the mystery is rooted in events that occurred long ago when she lived with her father in India and a recurring dream she has had ever since.
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[Mr Berry has just stolen the clue to the treasure from Sally
Oooh, Mr Berry. This calls for a celebration. There's gin in the cupboard.
I signed the Pledge in Dartmoor, Mrs Holland. Alcohol is the cause of madness, hallucinations, softness of the brain and moral decay.
I think the damage is already done in your case.
Yeah, I was *formerly* very wicked - but I intend to lead a good life from now on.
Always excepting the odd murder or two.
Followed by The Ruby in the Smoke