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The boys crouch somewhere in the library's vast depths.
Mr. Dark strides through the halls, calling for the boys. He drops his voice to a whisper and specifically attempts to seduce Jim with the promises of the carnival. He guarantees rewards. He calls to them.
Will and Jim frantically try to block out his voice.
Mr. Dark starts shoving books around. Then he begins targeting Will. He says that Will's mother has been taken, has been placed on the carousel. He spins a horrific story of the aging of Will's mother.
By the end of it, the sound of sobbing runs through the library.
Mr. Dark moves through the library in pursuit.
Finally, he finds the two boys. He pats Will's head.