The Peculiar - Piece Four - Shaking Hands by harpercollinschildrens published on 2013-02-26T14:50:24Z Listen to the musical score for The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann, written by the author himself! Introduction: The faeries arrive in England. They come in the dead of night after a sudden and mysterious cataclysm, striding and hurrying over the wastes of a ruined city as quickly and elegantly as clockwork. Bird Catching: Mr. Jelliby sets off on a wild bird chase through the streets of London. His goal? To catch a tiny, flying brass contraption carrying a very important message. Jack Box and Melusine: A waltz for two beings—a lady in a plum-colored dress and something else far more sinister—locked in a deadly dance. Both are doomed, but neither can let the other one go. Not anymore. Shaking Hands: In a shadowy faery city at the heart of civilized England, Mr. Jelliby finally comes to see Bartholomew as a human, not just an ugly Peculiar. They shake hands before plunging toward the culmination of their adventure.