"I think it's influenza," you say. "They got it from their
pigs. Pigs can be a reservoir for the influenza virus."
Claudia nods. "I think maybe some of the people did get
the flu. The cook," she says. "And the doctor. And the other people who
"But the people who died before that didn't have a cough,"
she goes on. "They had a 'dry raging' fever. I'm looking for one thing
common to all five of the people in the ice graves. A thumping deadly
"I do believe there is a common thing," William says thoughtfully.
"A thumping deadly thing." He is peering at his piece
"You keep jotting on that," Claudia observes.
"Are you ever going to twig us what it's about?"
"It's a chart," William says. "A chart
of the mystery." He lays it on the table, and you and Claudia crowd
around him for a look.
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