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Mr. Dark stands in the doorway. He asks for the boys.
Will's father feigns ignorance.
Mr. Dark issues a death threat. After Mr. Halloway dismisses it, Mr. Dark issues a stronger death threat: one of his friends can arrange apparently natural heart failure. He is referring to the Dust Witch.
Mr. Dark exclaims over the Bible, calling it charming. He steps forward, holds, and reads the Bible, all while mocking Mr. Halloway. He chucks the Bible into a wastebasket.
He tells Mr. Halloway that speculation about the boys' eventual disappearance will be good for business. He notes that Charles came to the carnival the other day. He offers to shave a few years off Charles's age. Then, he offers decades.
Charles sits with his hands over his ears.
Mr. Dark turns away to look for the boys. He leaves Mr. Halloway huddled in a corner.