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Here Be Monsters! An Adventure Involving Magic, Trolls, and Other Creatures; The Ratbridge Chronicles Volume 1 Chapter 53

By Alan Snow

Chapter 53

Repairing the Damage

  • As everyone heads back to the ship, Mildred the crow comes to meet them to find out what happened. Arthur flies back with her once he de-cheeses his wings.
  • Arthur gives Grandfather a big hug once he's on board the ship; then they start cocoa for everyone.
  • But then the Squeakers show up to arrest everyone. Willbury says he'll return from retirement to pursue it in court, and further, he presents Herbert as a key witness to the poisoning case that happened so many years ago.
  • The police chief is embarrassed to learn all this, now that Willbury has evidence that Snatcher has been breaking all kinds of laws. The police all depart in a hurry.
  • Willbury tells Grandfather that it should be safe for him to return to living aboveground.