“So who in Babbage would be able to restore his body?” Bookworm mused. “Or did Janus just take it so it would be on hand when he finally does find someone?”
“I believe the latter,” Beryl replied. “But there are a few possibilities that come to mind. Dr. Darien Mason. Grendel Footman.”
Bookworm stirred out of sleep as a knock at her door finally registered. She raised her head groggily and said, “Yes?”
The door opened, and Mrs. Pritchard poked her head in, looking apologetic. “Beryl is at the door. Do you want to speak to him?”
The three conspirators looked at each other, despair at Canergak’s words setting in. Before it could truly take hold, though, another voice, older, cracking a little, yet still strong, drifted in to them. “I moved early, too!” Bookworm recognized the voice as belonging to Dr. Solsen.