Voices waked Ester. She got up to go and see what all the noise was about. One of the guards has been attacked by a chickalore, and Gimbal is surprised; they are not usually like this. Ester finally gets back to sleep, and when she wakes up the following day, she and Gimbal chat. Ester wants to ask questions, but the time has come for her to act. When the Magical Book starts glowing again, she knows it is time to go.