Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 52
…“Take it easy, Eddie, or we’ll leave you behind here…
“The map shows that shows that we should have taken a left off of Route 20, right after the Fox River,“ Fanny has been keeping track of their progress in the darkness of pre-dawn as they take a northwesterly course from the city so far behind them. “And that sign we just passed said Dubuque 127 miles….Dubuque is in Iowa!”
Not long after doing a u-turn, on the right, perched on a bluff above Illinois 20 is the sprawling well lit layout of what formerly called the Illinois Northern Hospital and Asylum for the Insane. The building called the Annex is most easy to locate, a couple hundred yards long, one huge continuous people-repairing-factory for the mentally imbalanced.
“Doctor Steinberg told me to come to the service entrance, in the middle back of the Annex, down that road there Eddie,” Constance points to a beltway to the west of the complex. “What time is it Fanny?”
“Turn on the dome light Ed… it is exactly 4:38,” she checks her wristwatch, which when they left Hyde Park, read 3:00.
“Good job everyone, with special thanks to our cordial navigator; we made it here in time for Rise and Shine.”
“That sounds so happy, is that why they call it a funny farm?”
“Yeah, that would put them to sleep,” Fanny agrees with her friend.
For his part, all Martin can do is to wonder what to do when they join this hospital’s early morning happy hour. What form of Will, will they find in this lost & found for the insane?