While we're all over here anyway...

I ran into something in The Fourth Wall that left me floundering. The fine for missing a performance was given as 20 000 dollars. How does that relate to the salary the actress would be getting? I don't have a feel for this at all, so I don't know just how much of a punishment it is in relation to the salary increase obtained by agreeing to this clause.

Another comment on reading the books in the order I managed to buy them rather than the order written - I knew from the start that certain people were probably innocent, because I'd met them in later books. So that took some of the suspense out of it for me. On the other hand, the things that happened to these people had more emotional impact, because I already knew and liked them.