Such questions were always a signal for an unlocking
of tongues around the circle.
He did not call, but with a twist of the fingers as of unlocking
a door, he dodged back into the building and up to the chapel end of the turret stairs to release the Dean.
A little lad with an air of vast importance ran just ahead of Ralston, unlocking
the bases of the electric lights and, in some mysterious way, turning them on.