Finally, she could not take it anymore and got out of bed. She walked into the living room, so she wouldn’t wake up Ellie, who slept clutching her toy Black Beauty in her hand.
The room was dark as there was no moonlight. She went over to the window and looked down into the courtyard. There was a single lamp in the middle, which only lit the centre of the empty courtyard. Mr. Brown had been taken in for the night.
Kaylee was just about to turn away from the window when a light appeared on the mountainside behind the castle gate. No, not just one light. Several lights. They blinked into view one by one, and they formed a sign Kaylee knew well. It was the ancient Egyptian sign of the ankh, the symbol of life.
The main door to the castle was almost directly underneath Kaylee's family's rooms, and now someone was running out through it.
It was Dan. He hurried to the stables, opening a pair of doors. The headlights of a car came on and he drove out of the garage and towards the gate. It opened for him and he stepped on the gas and skidded onto the bridge. Kaylee saw the car's red taillights heading up the mountainside.
One by one, the lights went out in quick succession. When Dan's car reached the area where they had been, no other lights but the car's were visible. Kaylee observed the car turning back and it soon drove into the courtyard again.
Another figure appeared from the doorway beneath Kaylee. Mr. Wherrett in his wheelchair. Dan took the car to the garage and then walked across to Mr. Wherrett. Kaylee opened the window as quietly as she could – and thankfully, the hinges were well oiled, it seemed.
"Did you catch anyone?" she heard Mr. Wherrett asking.
"No. As before, they vanished into thin air. Of course, they spot the headlights and escape. One day I’ll catch them."
- Leena Maria / The Seven Shabtis 1 / The House of the Morning Sun / Chapter 3: To the Village