By R. L. LaFevers
Being capable of discover black magic isn’t all tea and crumpets—and for Theodosia Throckmorton, it may be a decidedly tough company! while Sticky Will drags Theo to a magic express that includes the nice Awi Bubu, she quick senses there's extra to the magician than he shall we on, environment in movement a series of occasions she by no means can have bargained for.
Meanwhile, again on the Museum of Legends and Antiquities, Henry is domestic for the spring vacations and makes an unintentional discovery of an artifact that alchemists were trying to find centuries. quickly, each black-cloaked occultist in London is attempting to get their palms on it . . .
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It doesn't do to get too comfortable around Grandmother. " She glanced at me briefly, then turned to study the clock on the mantel. " "I'm very sorry, Grandmother," I murmured. "Yes, well. It can't be helped. " She speared me with a gaze. " She gave a small satisfied nod, pleased that, for once, she and I were in accord. If only she knew! But I'd been forbidden to tell her. Not to mention, I wasn't certain how she'd take the news. She was a devout Conservative and it might do her in if she realized she'd been consorting with an enemy, however unknowingly.
What did he think, that I was sitting here with my eyes closed? Awi Bubu pulled a flutelike instrument from the folds of his robe and began to play a strange, haunting melody. Slowly, he sat down in front of the basket and crossed his legs. After another moment of music playing, the lid of the basket began to rise. It swayed gently, then fell to the side. "You must all be very quiet," the announcer told us in a hushed voice. " A moment later a small, dark form appeared at the lip of the basket.
The magician spread his hands wide. "I said nothing other than what you and the audience heard. " "Of course not," I lied. " "Exactly which museum do Little Miss's parents run? " The lie popped out of my mouth like an eager toad. Startled, Will turned and looked at me. Before more questions could follow, I bobbed a quick curtsy. "Thank you very much for letting us chat with you. " I grabbed Will's arm and we headed for the door, Ratsy right behind us. "Goodbye, Little Miss! " Awi Bubu's mocking voice followed us out into the hall.