However, Isabel felt sadder than ever over losing Ruth's doll, the only connection she still had to her sister. "It was lonely sleeping without that fool doll".
"Isabel come help me!" Lady Seymour said. "The roof is afire. We must leave!" Isabel said. "Wait, take these." Lady Seymour handed Isabel a portrait, some boxes, some letters, then they left. In the chaos Lady Seymour injured herself and had to be rushed out, causing Isabel to lose the doll.
Isabel and Lady Seymour staggered over to Madam Lockton's house, where Lady Seymour lay sick. Isabel also had trouble seeing after the fire, but otherwise she was ok.