Subsubsection: Tuesday 15 July 1930 Up Subsection: 5 July 2017 (An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles) Section: Kensington 

Wednesday 16 July 1930

The group burns the reels of Metropolis at dawn in a garden incinerator; they catch sluggishly, not like normal film stock, but Millie pushes in her will and this seems to help; the others join in too.
They visit St John (being asked to hand over any flasks to the doorkeeper, though they get them back) who confirms that the dreams have changed. There’s more magic round him than there was in Kent. They talk about exorcism and cleansing, and he tacitly gives them permission to fetch the books of magic from the town house. They spend the day stocking up on candles and salt, Audrey works out the ritual, and Millie converts this into a set of instructions for the participants. At dusk, with St John in an armchair and the film cans under it, they perform the ritual; it feels odd and disjointed, but somehow seems to guide their focused will in particular directions.
St John wakes up and says that the dreams have faded. The film reels look scorched, but not burned, which is a fairly tricky thing to achieve by mundane means. The group plans to burn them at the first opportunity. Millie remains with St John overnight.
 Subsubsection: Tuesday 15 July 1930 Up Subsection: 5 July 2017 (An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles) Section: Kensington