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After perhaps an hour, Master Derdolcelme comes into the room, leaning on the doctor's arm. He apologies for keeping you and confesses that he does not have an opening for a private secretary. He looks obviously tired and the doctor advises that he retire to bed. As you leave, somewhat disconsolate, the cook hands you a bundle. He explains that it contains a game pie and various other things which will keep you on the road. He also mentions that there is normally a river boat heading downriver at about this time of day. A gold piece in the bundle will pay your ticket to Taun Tassel.

Thanking him, you walk down to the pier, determined to seek your fortune in Taun Tassel.



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