It would take much to offend Horace's when it came to werewolves such as Isiah Furnsúlfer, since he already held them in such deep contempt. If there was an innuendo to Lady Mariella's comment, it was lost to Horace's fatigue. Stifling a yawn with his closed fist, he replied, "I have not. I called upon her before visiting you, this afternoon, but she was not at home. Most unfortunate," he added, muttering - he had wanted to see his sister very much. He paused, then said, "After I called upon you, I went to see August Checkley. He'd been to the morgue to inspect the body that was mutilated, and it's his professional conclusion that the attack hadn't been made by a werewolf."