S ATURDAY , A UGUST THE S EVENTH
I retraced my steps from the night
before, and was joined by Sir Hammerhorn,
Winchester, the Mayor, and Mister, all
bristling with weaponry. We looked out into
the yard, and although we saw claw marks
dragged along the wood face of a Buddha
statue, there was no sign of the escaped
werewolf itself. It had vanished.
"Fled into the woods, most likely," Sir
Hammerhorn said. "I wonder if anyone in
the surrounding area is killed?"
"You did say a wolf had been spotted in
the area," Mrs. Bamfi eld reminded me as
we walked together down the corridor. "To
think that it managed to fi nd its way into
No wolf was found, nor did Lu Yan seem to
be prepared to show us how to fi nd one—even
if it was rampaging through his own home.
I haven't told anyone what I saw. I'm not
entirely sure it was my business, anyway.