Chapters 15, 16, 17 and 18 Summary
Madam LaVaughn stays up at night with shooting pains in her legs. When this happens, she makes the servants assemble around her while she retells the story of the night at the opera house when she was crippled. This night, Leo Matienne and Peter come knocking and request to speak with her.
At the same time, the snow begins to fall and the man responsible for holding the bucket behind the elephant, Bartok Whynn dreams about carving humans in the shape of a boy, a man with a mustache, a woman sitting. Sister Marie, at the same time, is dreaming that she is flying.
Madam LaVaughn, pushed by Hans Ickman, along with Peter and Leo Matienne are walking through the snow to the countess's home to retrieve the elephant. Bartok Whynn laughs more than normal when they say they need to take the elephant to the magician to send the...