Author’s Note: Well, I thought I’d do a few added extras to beep you all going before part two! Enjoy.
Amongst the bodies not uncovered in the Hilton shipwreck was that of the Hilton girl, Roberta, aged nine years. There had been a suggestion that she did not re-board the ship at Fraitessa and instead was lodged at a school locally. The commission tasked me to investigate the issue.
The Hilton home has already been sold and new servants hired. I attempted to locate those that served the Hilton family to interview but was not successful. Passage had been arranged for all three for the full journey and as I cannot find anyone who can confirm that their plans had changed we cannot assume that they had.
In the interests of thoroughness I visited every school and boarding house in Fraitessa who admit girls of that age. At each one I interviewed their proprietress and investigated their books. I managed to trace the Hilton family to an establishment run by Lady D’Winter who had requested a place for Miss Hilton for a period of six months. Lady D’Winter takes girls for a full year only and after an interview with the family she stated they decided to keep the girl with them as initially planned.
Thus I can only deduce that Miss Hilton perished in the tragedy that took her parents and her body is lost at sea.
Please find attached my full report,