By Gladys Mitchell
Fenella Lestrange is motoring from her great-aunt Beatrice's residence in Wandles Parva to her cousins' manor in Douston, and he or she is working overdue. searching for a spot to devour, Fenella stops on the village of 7 Wells and attempts her success on the neighborhood hotel, known as the extra to return. There she learns that the resort was once outfitted upon the rules of an old church, and that the village is busy with mystery arrangements for tonight's Mayering Eve ceremonies. not able to get additional information approximately this it appears particular pagan vacation (the date being April 30th), Fenella finishes her dinner and returns to her automobile basically to discover that the automobile, operating wonderful moments in the past, now will not start.
Frustrated by means of the hold up, she has the auto towed to the one storage round, then secures a room for the evening on the extra to come back. Villagers and the employees on the resort proceed to allude to the unusual actions that might take place quickly. After being advised by way of the owner, Mr. Shurrock, to bolt her bed room door for the evening, Mrs. Shurrock provides, "Whatever occurs, do not you open that door to nobody." Fenella's interest quickly overtakes the unease she feels, and he or she slips out of her room to perform a little investigating. She first encounters the unusual scene of costumed villagers dressed because the symptoms of the Zodiac, analyzing playing cards on the hotel. Scorpio acknowledges Fenella as an interloper, and the gang turns antagonistic. Escaping the gang, Fenella additionally turns into spectator to an odd ritual happening in the crypt of the previous church. inside of, a sacrificial skeleton is sprinkled with rooster's blood whereas the gatherers chant a pagan fertility poem. The anointed bones are then carried to their resting position in a hillside grave.
Dame Beatrice is sort of attracted to Fenella's adventures, for the psychiatrist is asking into the homicide of the squire of 7 Wells, Sir Bathy Bitton-Bittadon. the guy used to be chanced on with a knife in his again, and apparently the assassin then threw Sir Bathy over a wall that surrounds his land. while Fenella makes a later stopover at to the extra to come back, she is stunned to discover that the owner and employees were changed via a bunch of strangers. Enquiries at the Shurrocks' surprising absence produce sinister warnings from the villagers. And one other disagreeable discovery is in shop: in the crypt underneath the resort, Fenella comes throughout 5 freshly laid out human skeletons.
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