Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

A friend of the investigators stands accused of the murder of her husband, due to insanity. It is up to the companions to find out what drove her to commit this terrible deed.

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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:43 am

The library is now open, so the companions journey over and begin their searches for anything which might help in their quest for knowledge.

Unfortunately, the catalogue does not contain any amateur writing journals. To Isadora’s frustration, there is also lots of occult books detailing hauntings and the like, but nothing about women in walls or dreams about strange cities. It is no help.

After this failure, the companions leave the library at 6 pm when it closes. The evening has drawn in and the sun has sunk below the horizon.

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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:46 am

Isadora Carmichael

"...and this is supposed to be New England's best selection of occult books?" Isadora fumes.

"We need access to those amateur journals. Maybe Beth has some. But maybe not. Maybe she didn't give a damn about Margaret's writing," Isadora is clearly highly frustrated and angry. "Our best option is to find amateurs. As far as I know, they are all avid collectors, they keep archives of their correspondence and all the things they publish. Henry, do you have any contacts in the amateur press scene? "
"I feel as if my soul would be torn out of my body," she gasped. "I am being drawn into a whirlpool. What is happening? What does it mean?" - The Secrets of Dr. Taverner
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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:23 pm

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"That's a good idea," says Alice. "Dr. Dwight said she gave them to her friends and relatives, so probably Beth has something. Why don't I call her again and see if she's in this evening?"
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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:51 pm

Luckily, Beth is in.

“I’m not sure if we have any, but let me hunt around for some of those journals” she says in reference to Margaret’s writing.

“But I need to tell you, Dr. Dwight left a message; he wants you to go back to his office. He should still be there.”


She promises to call Alice again and rings off.

Returning to Dr. Dwight’s office, the companions are presented with a letter.

“I spoke to Dr. Hardstrom at the sanatorium. He tells me that Margaret can be allowed visitors next weekend for a very short visit. Her parents can go of course, and if they agree, you may also visit her, but only if her parents agree. I have written this letter to support your case, so please present it to them, or actually, it might be better to give it to Beth. The Carter-Fields are old friends, and this has taken a terrible toll on them. I don’t want them unnecessarily upset. Are we clear?” he finishes, sternly.
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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:47 pm

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"Yes, that's clear," says Alice, accepting the letter. "Thank you, Dr. Dwight, you've been a great help."
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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:00 pm

The companions leave the office, thinking about their next step. Tomorrow is Monday, which means a return to their usual routines.

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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby innsmouth » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:13 pm

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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:20 am

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Alice's always sharp hearing picks up something.

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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby Starspawn338 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:39 pm

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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:09 pm

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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:56 pm

Isadora Carmichael

Listen 43%

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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:04 am

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Both Alice and Harrison can hear what sounds like sobbing coming from Dr. Dwight’s office. An exclamation follows:
“Damn that arrogant fool!”
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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:28 am

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"I hear him crying in there," whispers Alice. "He shouted 'Damn that arrogant fool.' He must be referring to Dr. Hannigan. I wonder if Dr. Dwight has feelings for Margaret."
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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby Starspawn338 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:58 am

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"He has been seeing her for quite some time. I believe it is a distinct possibility that he cared deeply for her." Harrison agrees.

"Thinking back on what the Doctor said,
“Was… a very sweet and talented girl. I have known her for a long time. She has always been troubled, even since her childhood, and she has suffered a tendency toward delusion. I became aware of this really very early on. But she trusted me and shared some of her stranger notions. For my part, I encouraged her to find healthy outlets for her… how can I say… overabundance of imagination.”

"He did say she shared some secrets and that always comes with at least some intimacy."
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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:31 am

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"It must be so," replies Alice. "I should have seen it sooner."
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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby evil_scientist » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:15 am

Isadora Carmichael

"They were clearly very close. We need to talk to Beth again: to get her support to visit next weekend, and also to check whether she has Margaret's writings. I'm sure by "healthy outlet" her stories are meant, and I really hope we can find some answers or at least allusions in them."

Isadora tries to reach Beth on the phone.

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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:21 pm

Isadora’s luck is in, and Beth is now home. She considers Isadora's request.

“No, we don’t have Margaret’s writing here” she says, “but she has a friend who was something of a fan, and collected some of them. I can call her and see if she’d like to talk to you.”

Soon Beth rings back.

“She can talk to you tomorrow evening. Her name is Elisa Phillips. She and Margaret are quite close. I’ve talked to her already, and as you can imagine, she is very upset with what happened.”

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Re: Chapter 7: Dr. Dwight

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:24 am

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That sounds good to me.
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