"Please give my thanks to Mr. Collins. Tell him that I had a most interesting evening."
Despite Julia and Stokes combined efforts to keep him at the Old House, Nicholas decides it’s past his bedtime and leaves. Julia frets that Adam must have found Barnabas and killed him, or Nicholas will when he catches him in the house. Stokes points out that Barnabas has had adequate time to kill Eve and be out of Blair House by now. At any rate, he knew the risks and made his choice willingly. This is small comfort to Julia who senses that Barnabas is in deep trouble (*again).
"If he isn’t dead, then something else must have happened to him. Something terrible!"