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Also in February, the Royal Observatory in Greenwich had a large telescope installed. Shortly afterwards, about a thousand Gremlins settled in the observatory. William Christie noticed bite marks caused by the Gremlins on the telescope's lenses and cleaned them. The next day, the "scratches" were back. After this occurred several times, Christie contacted the Paternoster Gang. Vastra used a special magnifying glass that could see though time to find the Gremlins and the observatory was almost destroyed. Jenny Flint negotiated with the Gremlins and they fixed all the damage they caused. The Paternoster Gang helped the Gremlins find a new home at the bottom of the River Thames.
Two days later, dredgers in the Greenwich area were finding twice as much junk as usual and all of the junk had Gremlin bite marks on it. Rumours were circulating around local taverns of giggling coming from the bottom of the river. (PROSE: The Curious Case of the Miniature Menaces)September, Professor Thaddeus Maine attempted to demonstrate his working time machine at the Academy of Science, but Vastra talked him out of it after several attempts were made to steal it and kill him. (PROSE: The Singular Case of the Time Machine)