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Here Be Monsters! An Adventure Involving Magic, Trolls, and Other Creatures; The Ratbridge Chronicles Volume 1 Chapter 19

By Alan Snow

Chapter 19

An Incident Outside the Nag's Head

  • Tom, Kipper, and Arthur eat some dinner and play card games while keeping watch.
  • Arthur calls Grandfather on his doll-phone to check in, and hears that things are really wet underground; when Arthur tells him that a guy named Snatcher is probably behind this, Grandfather freaks out and tells Arthur to stay away from him.
  • Apparently Snatcher is the reason why Grandfather must live underground… dun dun dun.
  • Then Arthur notices a procession exiting the Cheese Hall. It's the hunting party from before.
  • Snatcher appears and tells everyone that they need more cheese than ever, because the Great One requires it. Soon their revenge will be complete.
  • Arthur, Tom, and Kipper sneak closer, and Arthur decides to rush into the Cheese Hall while the doors are open. Everyone thinks it's dangerous, but Arthur does it anyway.