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Garrotte. Although the fog had been destroyed, many people were still suffering from the insanity it caused. A blood transfusion could cure the condition. To prevent more people like Inspector Barrow from causing further damage to themselves and others London was sprayed from the air with large quantities of a sleeping gas. While the population were asleep, the medical authorities could safely start treating them.
By exploding large gas holders. As the mycoplasma in the fog approached large gas holders the army set off charges to destroy it.
Blackwall Tunnel. It was now thought that possibly the mycoplasma had some ability to think and was seeking shelter in the tunnel so as not to be detected.
|The fog was eventually to settle on London. Key officials moved into a bunker. Where was the royal family evacuated to?||"The Fog" by James Herbert
Scotland. The war bunker under London was created to accommodate 300 government officials and key personnel for up to 10 years and was supposedly a sterile environment in the event of a nuclear, chemical or biological attack. Unfortunately the vast majority of the population had no warning or shelters to go to. The royal family were moved to Scotland.
|Edward Smallwood worked as an assistant bank manager. What sport did he take part in, prior to going to work, that caused him to be exposed to the fog?||"The Fog" by James Herbert
Fishing. Edward had been fishing on the river Avon before going to work. He was exposed to the fog while fishing and his subsequent behaviour caused this normally timid man to assault various members of the public on his way to work, and then to lock the bank manager in the vault.
|The fog did not only cause insanity in people but it also caused strange behaviour in animals. What type of creatures attacked Herbert Brown?||"The Fog" by James Herbert
Pigeons. Herbert Brown was a pigeon fancier and when he returned drunk from a local public house he went to see if his pigeons had returned from a recent training flight. The pigeons had flown through the fog and attacked Herbert Brown, causing him to fall from a roof.
Bournemouth. The fog had settled on Bournemouth and the resulting insanity caused the town's population and visitors to walk into the sea.
Summers. Some of the pupils of the school were involved in a coach accident in the fog which contained the mutated mycoplasma. The resulting insanity in the children caused them to murder the deputy head teacher and the games teacher in the school gymnasium.
Tom Abbot. Tom Abbot was caught in the fog while poaching on Colonel Meredith's land. The mycoplasma in the fog caused insanity in Tom Abbot who then went on to murder Colonel Meredith, the colonel's wife and two members of his staff.
Earthquake. The giant crack that opened up in the village was later found to have been caused by an underground military test explosion. The explosion resulted in the release of a mutated mycoplasma that had been developed for biological warfare and stored underground. The mycoplasma formed a yellowish fog around itself.
A psychiatric hospital worker. The murderer turned out to be a female employee of a psychiatric hospital. She had incredible strength and a believed in a moon goddess.
|When Jonathon returned to the island and was teaching a computer studies class what word appeared on all the monitors in the classroom?||"Moon" by James Herbert
Moon. Due to the murderer's psychic ability he was able to communicate with Jonathon Childes and make both him and the pupils think the word "moon" was on the screen.
Four fingers and a thumb. The package contained four fingers and a thumb belonging to Annabelle. It also contained a moonstone which had appeared at previous crime scenes.
|When the the Detective Inspector visited Jonathon Childes on the island what item from the crime scene did he bring with him?||"Moon" by James Herbert
A stone. He gave Jonathon Childes a moonstone to hold. After murdering a prostitute and desecrating a child's corpse the murderer had left a moonstone along with other items inside the bodies. The Inspector hoped that holding the moonstone from the crime scene would help Jonathon to identify the murderer.
|After this most recent vision Jonathon Childes decided to contact the police officer in charge of the previous investigation when the bodies of the murdered children were found. What was the policemans name?||"Moon" by James Herbert
Overoy. After the first investigation Detective Inspector Overoy believed Jonathon Childes had psychic ability and took his visions seriously.
A child in a coffin. He saw someone remove a child's body from a coffin and desecrate the body by removing the organs. This was the second vision Jonathon had since moving to the island. The first turned out to be the murder of a prostitute.
Computer consultant. Three years earlier Jonathon had a series of visions that led police to locate the bodies of murdered children. The subsequent press coverage caused him to leave his wife and daughter in England and move to a channel island to work as a computer consultant for three schools: La Roche, Kingsley, and De Montfort schools.
It was covered in bats. Mycroft claimed to have made Midge's mother and father appear before her. Mike proved to have special talents regarding magic himself and they had fled from the Temple after her mother and father told her to leave. On returning to Gramarye they found it covered in large bats.
Gramarye must not be sold to Mycroft. Flora was well aware of the magic around Gramarye. She thought Mycroft would exploit it for his own good.
|Val telephoned Mike after her visit to Gramarye to tell him Midge had painted the cottage three years before and used it as an illustration on a book. What was the book called?||"The Magic Cottage" by James Herbert
Sorcerer's Kingdom. Midge worked as an artist and specialised in children's book covers. She had painted Gramarye three years before she had ever seen it.
|When their friends Val, Bob and Kiwi visited Gramarye a painting Midge had done of the cottage was damaged. Who got the blame for the damage at first?||"The Magic Cottage" by James Herbert
Bob. The night they stayed at Gramarye Bob had drank a considerable amount of alcohol and taken drugs. He claimed to have seen something in the kitchen that terrified him. His subsequent behaviour made the rest think he was hallucinating and had damaged the painting while under the influence of drink and drugs.
Put her in touch with her dead parents. Midge's father died as a result of a car accident. Her mother who was suffering from Parkinson's disease committed suicide on the day of the funeral. Midge felt guilt over her mother's death and Mycroft offered to put her in touch with her dead parents.
While trying to repair the car. Mike had removed the radiator cap on an over heating car. The hot water and steam badly burned his hand. The Synergist community took him to see Mycroft. After placing his hand in a liquid they formed a circle around him. The pain went at once and within a couple of days all the damage had healed.
They had harassed the previous occupant Flora Chaldean. Mycroft had wanted to buy Gramarye but Flora Chaldean would not sell it to him. Flora had a reputation among local people as a healer of both people and animals. Flora was also a recluse and died in the cottage.
A cake. The first visitors were from the local manor which they called the Temple. They called themselves Synergists and were led by a man called Mycroft. They believed the human spirit combined with natural forces could cause magical events.
Bird. They found a mistlethrush with what appeared to be a broken wing. They took the bird home with them expecting it to die overnight. The next morning the bird had made a complete recovery. They also noticed other animals turned up at the cottage to be fed. These other creatures were remarkably tame.
|After viewing Gramarye, Mike and Midge decided to visit a local public house to discuss putting in an offer on the property. What was the name of the pub they visited?||"The Magic Cottage" by James Herbert
The Forest Inn. Gramarye means magic. The cottage was deep in the forest but both Mike and Midge were surprised to see little evidence of wildlife around the cottage.
|It was decided to lure the rats into certain enclosures where they could be gassed. What method was used to attract the rats to the enclosures?||" The Rats" by James Herbert
Ultrasound. The rats were able to detect ultrasound. It was also known they could be gassed. Later the source of the rats was traced back to a dead professor's house where he had kept large mutated rats and bred from them.
|The rats went on to attack the creatures in a London zoo. One keeper who did not want to see his animals killed in this manner decided to release them all. As a result of this which type of creature killed the zoo keeper?||" The Rats" by James Herbert
Cheetah. The zoo keeper was very distressed to see his animals being killed in this way. However, his kindly act cost him his life. Many of the rats were killed by the larger zoo creatures but the sheer number and ferocity of the rats was too much for them.
|When Harris was called to the hospital from school what disease did the doctor think the rats had passed on to his pupil?||" The Rats" by James Herbert
Weil's. The doctor informed Harris his pupil had died that night. They thought he might have caught Weil's disease which can be spread with rat's urine. This can cause death in 7-13 days normally. His pupil and one other bite victim had died within 24 hours of a rat bite.
|The day after Harris had taken his pupil to hospital he was reading a newspaper. What news item attracted his attention?||" The Rats" by James Herbert
Six tramps eaten alive by rats. A group of tramps were drinking on derelict land one night. The rats attacked and ate the tramps.