On the morning of the third day in the cemetary known as the City of the Dead, Captain Friday reviews the story thus far. A trail of bones, members in our little band seperated, and the claw foot man on the loose to terrorize them. Has Doc Tuner been killed? Where did the mayor, and Captain Friday vanish to? Jimmy and Phillus discuss the meaning of the trail of bones, and where they lead. Jimmy also relives the spooky moments before Captain Friday vanished, virtually before his eyes. What’s all this building up to?
After his attack from old claw foot, Doc revives. If claw foot left Doc alive, and didn’t attack Miss Carol, what did he come for? Strange noises fill the air, but with Phillus and Doc injured, can Jimmy handle any attackers on his own?
Surprises explode into the open when the mayor is back, and the news comes that the grave that was open at the time of Captain Friday’s disappearance is now closed. Is Friday lying in the bottom of it? How did Phillus suddenly have a black pearl in her possession? The gang argue about who had motive and the opportunity to place the pearl where it was. Will the finger pointing also uncover the grave robbing killer?