That was very kind of Number 8 to make Number 6 his nightcap for him, and the fool drank it! What I mean to say is, the maid usually comes to make Number 6 his nightcap of hot chocolate, she probably carries out that duty for several people before curfew. Each night the hot chocolate is drugged of course with a strong sleeping draught or sedative, that’s why one night in ‘Dance of the Dead’ Number 6 couldn’t sleep, he hadn’t drank his nightcap! But here Number 8 wasn’t to blame, she didn’t knowingly drug the cup of hot chocolate, the drug is in the tap water, and Number 6 must have figured that one out that time he collapsed after taking one sip of water from the tap. So why drink his night cap this time? Perhaps to sleep, perchance to dream!
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