Opening Page
Puzzle
Book Intro
Pages 8-9
Pages 10-11
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Conclusion
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Pages 8-9

General:
The train number in the picture is 92220 which is the "Evening Star". This was chosen simply because the picture showed night time. The words "SHOWER OF RAIN" and the reference to Dr Alan Foster should have told you that the place was Gloucester. (Dr Foster went to Gloucester, in a shower of rain. He stepped in a puddle, right up to his middle and never went there again - a children's rhyme).
The owl was included because it was night time as was the black nightshade, the cat and the candle. The lamp was included for the same reason and also because Steve's father was a lamplighter at one time. The initials "GK" on the lamp post stand for Gene Kelly - you may remember that a lamp post featured in the famous dance sequence in "Singing in the Rain" - again a reference to rain.
The other images are the ice cream and the matches - both of which are manufactured in Gloucester (or were when the book was written
Key:
The roman numeral VI (6) appears in the picture. Where is the time? Look at the face of the train - it looks like a clock. There is not an exact time here. The time on the clock is just before 8 o'clock. Look in the text - the word just before "8 o'clock" is "at". Put this in position 6 in the "key" message.
Article:
The place where Joseph of Arimathea planted his staff, which became the holy thorn - blooming at Christmas every year - was GLASTONBURY. There is also a famous well there.

 

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