Biddy Pagett is abducted and Campion learns from his London informant Thomas Knapp that Datchett, a known blackmailer, has got her, believing she knows where the judge is. Campion leads a rescue party which frees Biddy and Datchett and his gang are all arrested. Campion then confesses that he helped Judge Lobbett to disappear for his own safety but believes that the time is right for him to re-appear and act as bait to flush out and identify Simister. Having accomplished this, Campion has still to discover why the vicar committed suicide.
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[Mr Kettle's daughter has found the clothes belonging to the missing judge. Mr Kettle has a theory about what has happened
Look at these clothes - sopping wet. Now what does that show?
That they've been in water.
Exactly. You've hit it in one. Mr Lobbett was taken out to sea in a boat, stabbed through the heart and thrown in the water.
Where he undressed, being careful to remove his braces. There are one or two *little* matters to be explained before we call in Scotland ...