"I'm very sorry," he said and went to the door of room number 12.
Perhaps the servants sleep in room 13, Anderson thought. He decided to ask the landlord about it the next day.
Anderson lit the oil-lamp and looked round. Room number 12 looked smaller by lamplight. Anderson was tired. He went to bed.
In the morning, Anderson went to the Town Hall. He wanted to study the town records. Anderson read many very old papers. The oldest records were from the sixteenth century.
There were some letters from the Bishop of Viborg, dated 1560. The Bishop had owned three or four houses in the city. He had rented a house to a man called Nicolas Francken.
The townspeople of Viborg did not like Nicolas Francken. Some people wrote to the Bishop to say that Francken was a bad man. They said that Francken was a magician. They wanted Francken to leave the city.
The Bishop said that Nicolas Francken had done nothing wrong. He did not believe that Francken was a magician.
It was time for the Town Hall to close. As Anderson was leaving, the town clerk spoke to him.
"I see you are reading about the Bishop and Nicolas Francken," the clerk said. "I am interested in them. But I do not know where Francken lived. Many of the town records were burnt in the great fire of 1726."