The Ruby in the Smoke - Chapter 5: The Ceremony of the Smoke, and Chapter 6: Messages Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5: The Ceremony of the Smoke, and Chapter 6: Messages Summary

Sally looks out of the compartment but the man has gone. She notices that there are some pieces of paper on the floor, which have obviously fallen out of the journal without the thief noticing. One of them has a riddle on it, cryptically telling Sally where to find something. Some of the words are written in Latin, which Sally cannot read.

Meanwhile, in Wapping, Mrs. Holland's servant-girl Adelaide is bringing the sailor, Mr. Bedwell, some more opium. Mrs. Holland quickly realized that the man talks while on the drug, and she is interested in what he has to say. It has something to do with the Lockharts, and Mrs. Holland thinks she can make a fortune from this information. She therefore keeps the man constantly drugged...

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