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Neverwhere Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

As the sun sets, Old Bailey is startled from his evening routine by the sudden appearance of the marquis de Carabas. The marquis asks him about statue he swiped from the desk of Door's father, promising Bailey a hat, shoes and a new set of gloves in exchange for the information. Old Bailey explains that the statue is of "The Great Beast of London," a mythical creature purported to live in London's sewers. The marquis insists that Bailey keep the silver box from his last visit, adding that he hopes its use will prove unnecessary.

Richard discovers that the British Museum Station is quite real and still adorned with the now half-century-old advertisements posted since the day of its closure. With Door's help, Richard reports the fate of Anesthesia to a passing rat. The rat thanks Richard, explaining that the rats don't blame him. The rat comments...

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