his morning, around 6 am, a woman called Charlotte Alfield was found unconscious in a dark alley near the Three Broomsticks. It is clear that a really powerful jinx was used on her and then she was left somewhere that she couldn't easily be found. The woman still had her money and valuable belongings on her, which makes us believe that she was not attacked by thieves.
Not at all, seeing that she was accompanying the youngest daughter of Philip and Olivia Pendergast, Miss Ellory Ambrosine Pendergast. Apparently the two had gone for a