"Dear Dr. Armitage,
I am pleased (and relieved) to report that we have made some progress in our investigation, although the information I have uncovered is certainly troubling.
Persephone arrived today, as you promised. Miss Caroline and I briefed
her on the situation here while Maddy was at Hudson picking up Miss
Gardiner. She has been released into Maddy's care for the time being.
Her recovery has been nothing short of remarkable.
Percy has been using GIS, cross-referencing with Google Maps, to try to determine possible locations for Chester's Farm. As of tonight, she hasn't come up with anything promising. Maddy has some knowledge of local farms from a previous position, and this is proving invaluable in narrowing down prospective locations.
Speaking of books, Maddy and Miss Caroline were kind enough to bring me along to the local Barnes & Noble today so I could look for another book I needed. (I admit that I'm not accustomed to traveling in a handbag, however!)
I know I shouldn't say this, but I'm not looking forward to leaving.....
John Ashton Smith