While he is with Nancy, a telephone message is given to Henri, telling him that he is to call his father. Not surprising, every single one of them gets trapped in the cellar by the villain. Anyhoo, once again an idiotic villain has chosen to peak Nancy's curiosity by threatening her rather than playing it cool.
Blair's childhood mystery connecting with Mr. The girls also realize that Josette Blair's memory of the 99 steps is due to the fact that her governess as a child was involved with, and now married to, the villain Louie Aubert. Perhaps this was done to disguise his footprints, but a towel or bag tied over each shoe would have the same effect and might even make it easier to walk.
Drew has been asked to find out what has frightened a certain financier into selling his stocks. Not great, but certainly not bad either. The man is caught and I briefly wonder how there is still pages left in this book, until I remember the 99 steps and financier.
I did a lot of soul searching about this name.