Susan enters the hall "I have taken your bags and jacket to your room Miss Burton. I trust you will be comfortable there."
Sarah smiles at Susan "Why I am sure I will."
Sir Jonathan smiles at Sarah, then at Susan. "Perhaps we can take Sarah through a tour of the castle? Would you like that Sarah?"
Sarah jumps to her feet in excitement but also for the fact that the Egyptian chair was uncomfortable. "Yes take me through a tour." She then laughs "Besides sitting in that chair was like being tortured."
Sir Jonathan chuckles "ha, ha, so many questions. Well firstly the castle is in ruins. Just a few ghost hanging about it."
Sarah exclaims "Ghosts!"
Sir Jonathan grins happily as her surprise "why yes of course. We are in Scotland you know. There are lots of ghosts or rumours of ghosts here. As for my wife's uncle. his name was Sir Thomas MacDonough ."
Sarah nods "yes. He too was a Egyptologists. Did you know him."
Sir Jonathan again nods "well I met him briefly as he died just after I married my wife. When he died, she inherited that property too. When she died of cancer back in '34 I came upon both properties."
Sarah looks puzzled "how did he die?"
Sir Jonathan now sighs as the story is disturbing "why he died after being mortally injured in a fire at the castle. That is how it became a ruin. I will tell you more of him soon. He was quite the eccentric fellow."
Sarah nods "are there really ghosts there?"
Sir Jonathan laughs politely "As I said this is Scotland. It is said that two of servants who died in the castle fire haunt the ruins. I never saw them but some walkers claim to have. They ran hysterically all the way to Fort William after being chased by spirits. Well so they say."
Sarah looks at the chair "why it is so odd. Is it not Egyptian?"
Sir Jonathan smirks "indeed. It is a replica. I would never offer anyone a seat in a original. I have many Egyptian relics here." He sits on a couch next to the chair.
Sarah sits on the replica chair and crosses her legs "why I would love to see more of the relics."
Sir Jonathan nods "And you will. This castle is like a museum." He pauses "I was so glad you could come. I was hoping that someone in the family could help with my work. Of course you have your own studies back in Edinburgh. If time permits perhaps you can help me with my own research."
Sarah shakes her head enthusiastically "of course I would love to help." She looks around the castle hall. "Could you tell me how you came upon this castle? I mean I was not aware that anyone in our family obtained such wealth."
Sir Jonathan looks around the hall as if he was looking at for the first time "why yes it is magnificent. It was in my wife's family. It was so sad when she died. I was left alone here on 1000 acres of property. Thank goodness for the help. I have a maid that you met, a grounds keeper and an maintenance man to keep me company. That is when they are about, they never seem to be around."
Sarah sighs "i can imagine it would be lonely. We are five miles from Fort William. That is a long walk to the local pub I guess. I would love to wander in the Highlands some. I always enjoyed a good walk."
Sir Jonathan laughs softly "well we have some fine walks here. There are trails going here and there. Most interesting is the one to the other castle. That one belonged to my wife's uncle before he met his tragic end."
Sarah looks startled "my another castle? What happened to your wife's uncle? Does anyone live there?"
Sarah blushes and giggles softly. As Susan takes away Sarah's bags, Sarah walks towards the Professor. When she reaches him, she gives him a hug. She says to him "it is so good to finally meet you again."
Sir Jonathan grins and gestures to the chair behind her as he releases her. "It is for me too. Please have a seat my dear."