Sunday February 17th 1889: Late in the evening, she entrusts the skeleton key to Mr. Huestis who will claim he found it in front of the post office. Once her beloved can tell the keymaster of the lock it belongs to, he will gain entry.

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Saturday May 18th 1889: The maiden brings cake to her clerk who has found some ingenious method for keeping his vigorous strawberries unspoilt. Her key jumps in time with his heartbeat on the string ’round his neck.

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