Mae struggles to live in the present, although she certainly would be dead otherwise. But she insists on returning to her time. Mae continues to search for Chan Li, her onstage partner in magic. Mike suspects Chan to be her offstage lover and she the mother of his two distraught children. Devastated by jealously, he travels south but is captured and trapped by the vengeful pirate, Cassandra
Appearing soon after Palmer’s execution in 1856, “The Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer” was published to cash in on the notorious case. The anonymous author combined facts and rumors about Palmer’s crimes with sketches on debauched medical students and crooked scams in horse racing, and pious meditations on Palmer’s wife.