"This is violence and madness," scolded Jane. "You may not like the Trystells, but that is no excuse to render them unconcious with kitchen equipment."
"But, Jane," interrupted Dorothea, "now that Brenda is out cold, and we have been seen in the vicinity we could be in real trouble. And Simon, I believe you could find yourself in front of a magistrate for what you have done. I think we have no option but to run away."
Simon seemed pleased at this suggestion. He had heard of a rich cousin working in the city. Something to do with the Bank of England. He told the girls that this might be the place to head for.
Jane was more concerned about Brenda and the Cook. "They could be seriously injured. We should fetch a doctor."