"Gee, Miss Plumtartt, after our calamitous arrival in this unsuspecting city, do you think we are still under threat of imminent murder by gangs of assorted, yet stylish, assassins?"
"I say, I do fear this to be the case, Mr. Temperance. The machinations of intrigue are not unlike one of your ingenious spring-driven contraptions, sir. Yes, plots boil and swarms of suspicious characters are at our every turn, eh hem?"
"Yes, Ma'am, Miss Plumtartt, Ma'am. It's a good thing we have enlisted the assistance of this notorious, Victorian-era London detective to assist us in this baffling murder mystery adventure, for I fear there is more to this tale than meets the eye!"
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