Pearl and Iris try to find Léon but he has fled the island by boat. They search his cottage and find a postcard from a Russian woman named Marina and clues suggesting he’s headed to France.
Before setting off, they find dynamite aboard the Pride of Bakersfield - Léon tried to kill them. Agnes gives Pearl a gun to take along for protection.
Before leaving, Pearl goes to see her grandfather. He tells her that he is part of an organization called The Golden Mean: A secret society that carries out scientific work in the interest of humanity. Samuel and Léon belong to an opposing group: ‘The Chaos Veil’, who work to incite anarchy all over the world.