"Now, if you will please follow me - and if one of you can shut the door behind you." She walks away into the house, first down a hallway paneled in dark, expensive-looking wood and adorned with paintings of various landscapes, then up a curved staircase overlooking a large, well-furnished sitting room. The stairway brings them to another hallway, much the same as the first, and finally to a room. The room is dominated by a large window with a view of the forest outside, and another door in the far corner. Eleven chairs sit in a circle in the room. The woman gestures for them to sit.