Chapters 31-40 Summary
Silas, the albino monk
Sister Sandrine calls all four numbers, but she finds the first three contacts are dead and leaves a message at the fourth: "'The floor panel has been broken!' … 'The other three are dead!'" Sister Sandrine does not know the identies of the contacts but was told to place the calls under one condition: "If that floor panel is ever broken, the faceless messenger had told her, it means the upper echelon has been breached. One of us has been mortally threatened and been forced to tell a desperate lie. Call the numbers. Warn the others. Do not fail us in this."
(The entire section is 1393 words.)