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Here Be Monsters! An Adventure Involving Magic, Trolls, and Other Creatures; The Ratbridge Chronicles Volume 1 Chapter 41

By Alan Snow

Chapter 41

The Keys

  • The guard dozes off while Arthur is eating. Arthur calls Grandfather, who asks if the guard is still there, and if the guard has a key. When Arthur says yes to all of the above, Grandfather tells him to wind up the door very tightly, and then place it facing the guard with the keys.
  • Back in Grandfather's room, Kipper is hooked up to a bicycle, and Tom has a bulky pair of goggles and a box on his head.
  • Grandfather tells them to get ready to work together. As Kipper pedals, the doll begins to move, and Tom can control where it goes—it takes a few tries, but the doll grabs the keys from the guard.
  • The doll breaks down just as it gets the keys to Arthur.