After reading the first three chapters of The Locked Room I notice a pattern with Fanshawe and a direct correlation between his habits and the title of this book. As a child, Fanshawe developed his own secret world in a cardboard box from a new television set his parents purchased; "It was his secret place, he told me, and when he sat inside and closed it up around him, he could go wherever he wanted to go, could be wherever he wanted to be. But if another person ever entered his box, then its magic would be lost for good" (216). Ten years later, Fanshawe has a similar experience laying in a grave (or atleast the narrator relates the two) and now Fanshawe is missing.. which brings me back to the title, "the locked room" just like the grave and the cardboard box. Is Fanshawe held up in his own private, personal space? Afriad that if he is found, the magic will be lost?