Ivy Morgan, Jonas Markham, and Ray Brannigan awaken early and head down to the dining room at the Shoremist Inn for a hasty breakfast. With an errand to complete before heading to their nine o’clock appointment with Mr. Booth, they scarf down their meal, get in to Ivy’s Daimler, and drive to the Harborside neighborhood, looking for a place to buy fisherman’s waders. They are pointed to Kingsport Village Store by a supervisor at a fish-packing warehouse, and are able to procure the waders and some additional supplies before driving to Arkham.
Ivy parks the car a block from the apartment where they are meeting Mr. Booth, and Ray and Jonas conceal their handguns. Walking up to the building, Ivy notices that the curtains are open and lights are on in the lobby. Ray rings the bell – after a few moments, Mr. Booth opens the door and invites the investigators in. He leads them in to a lavishly decorated apartment, and has them sit down in the study. When Booth exits, Ivy lights a cigarette and begins perusing the bookshelves, looking for anything out of the ordinary. A few moments later, Booth returns with coffee, offers the investigators a cup, and exits the room.