On this Episode of Under the Library:
En route to Innsmouth, Merrick spots an abandoned car and sees a shadowy figure walking down the road, holding what seems to be a gas can. We pull up to the figure and meet Aloysius Tumble.
Behind us, Bubba stops to inspect the abandoned car and Lanny discovers it’s out of gas. He takes a can from Bubba’s truck and refills the tank. They continue, Bubba in his truck and Lanny driving the car. Lanny picks up Aloysius and discovers he got lost on the way to Ipswich. They compare flasks and guns, and eventually make a bet that if Aloysius shoots the first sign he sees, Lanny will pay him $5.
The 3 vehicles continue towards Innsmouth, surrounded by a pervading salty, fishy smell, and encounter a police checkpoint at the edge of town. Seeing a sign for Innsmouth right behind the checkpoint, Aloysius shoots! Police return fire and break the windshield, injuring Lanny.
Agents Merrick and Chambers, with Blue and Clue, follow in the next car, pass through the checkpoint, and question the police. The police know very little and haven’t seen anyone pass in a vehicle or on foot. Clue, overwhelmed by the horrible smell from outside the car, bites Blue.
Continuing to the constabulary, the agents talk to Chief Constable Andrew Martin, where they learn about Tobias “Frog” Sisk and his lengthy criminal history. We get his address and Martin offers Constable Birch as our guide.
Lanny and Aloysius arrive at the constabulary and Lanny catches up with Martin. He slips and calls the gang “frog folk,” and it becomes clear to the agents that there’s some underlying tension between the two policemen.
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