A Greater Evil than That
Hand and Turnip return to Green Lief, disappointed and confused, but still optimistic. News has traveled fast of the actions at the battle of Severn, but the town is glad to have their soldiers back--Hand, in particular is glad to see Sulah again. Sulah realizes the importance of what went on, spills the beans about Hand, and suggests Hand go to the Ancient Mountain to visit where Sulah found him. Telling Turnip about his trip (and inviting him along), Match overhears and blackmails them into letting her tag along. Perhaps some of Hand and Turnip's friends rejoin him before he leaves. In any case, he gets to the Mountain.