No-body talked while they were eating; not even the twins because they also loved their sister and were worried about her. When they had finished eating, Mr Otis told everyone to go to bed. The little Duke told Mr Otis that he would never be able to sleep, but Mr Otis would not let him him stay up.
Mr Otis said that no-one could do anything to find Virginia that night. In the morning Mr Otis said he would call police headquarters in London to send some detectives immediately.