The first time Ruca was allowed in the loft , she and her uncle came through the ceiling.
Just before that, she helped him to find a box.
He looked unusually happy for him, just before opening it. Then it was as if something inside the box shone a sneer onto his face which, just too late, he made disappear.
' I'd thought my model spitfire was in here, but of course, this is Cassies' famous never opened jewlry box.'
His well acted good natured smile did not prevent Rucas startled realization that her uncle knew what Cassie had done.