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Here Be Monsters! An Adventure Involving Magic, Trolls, and Other Creatures; The Ratbridge Chronicles Volume 1 Chapter 26

By Alan Snow

Chapter 26

An Escape?

  • Back in the dungeon, Arthur sees that the cell that held the trotting badgers is empty. His friends are still there, at least.
  • He lets them out, and they begin to walk back to the entrance hall.
  • Right then, Gristle walks out of the tearoom, in order to answer the door for the milkman; he shouts back to Snatcher that he needs the keys.
  • Snatcher realizes that his keys are gone, and emerges from the tearoom just in time to see Arthur and the underlings.
  • Arthur flies into the air, and the underlings dash upstairs. Arthur starts to pull down statues and things to keep Snatcher's crew from following them, and they manage to make it to the loft and barricade the door.
  • Arthur corrals the underlings into a loading net that will descend with them to the street, and so they escape from the Cheese Hall. 
  • But Snatcher's men are quick to come after them.