The mine collapsed, leaving only a few survivors protected by the ordinary people. After the fire, Scrubby has now passed the ordeal of the earth. Will the next be that of water? Everything leads to thinking it. Indeed, Laura, a friend of Scrubby, has just been murdered near a strange tavern located on the edge of the Thames ... Pierre Dubois invites us once again in the London of Jack the Ripper and Peter Pan. This nineteenth-century London of which Xavier Fourquemin exudes the mysteries and miseries of his trait like no other.