The Cholyngham Treasure Trail


Clue No 2


Charlotte wandered upstairs and down and took numerous wrong turns before she hit on the right way to the drawing room. She’d never been able to figure out the layout of Cholyngham; she always felt like Alice trying to get to the house in Through the Looking Glass. In the drawing room there were several groups of people nursing pre-prandial G&Ts and murmuring decorously, and Finn was leaning up against the mantelpiece (no, no! she must remember to call it a mantelshelf, the way Finn’s mother did), talking to Alex. One of the Cholyngham dogs was lying at Finn’s feet with its nose on its paws, gazing up at him rapturously.

The Drawing Room