Having just finished her meal at the diner, Amelia Holloway lifted her napkin to wipe her mouth. While doing so a small piece of paper fluttered to the ground. Cornelius E. Rutherford, Jr. reached down to pick it up for her.
It was a note signed with the initials "EW". Amelia had no idea who "EW" was nor how the note had been slipped under her napkin without her noticing it, but all the same it had. It read simply:
"The Bs are in the Lighthouse. Travel in numbers. Time is of the essence. 'Cover her face; mine eyes dazzle: she died young.' Do not let him join her."
"John Webster?" she asked of her former teacher.
"Yes," he replied. "This can't be good."