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Virginia returns

Hardly any one spoke; even the twins stayed much quieter than usual, because they were very fond of their sister. When they had finished eating, Mr Otis ordered them all to go to bed, even though the little Duke begged Mr Otis to let him stay up.

Mr Otis said that no-one could do anything more that night, and in the morning he would call Scotland Yard for some detectives to be sent immediately.