Hilda had set off earlier that day for a shopping trip to Innsbruck, scurrying through the rain to Seespitz. Charlie was in Salzburg for the weekend, and Nell herself was meant to spend the weekend at Die Rosen with Madame and Jem. But from the window of the Chalet, Nell could see that the Sonnalpe, towering over Buchau, was shrouded in fog. Between the rain and the fog, climbing to the alpe was out of the question.
She turned away from the window to seek out the telephone. If Jem didn't have an urgent case, perhaps he could drive down.