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“How many barrows of this stuff are there, Dulap?” pants Silhouine, who is starting to get a bit cross.

“Just a few more!” says Dulap. “Oh, and then the barrels on the cart. Do you have a pack animal we could hitch up to–”

“No,” says Silhouine flatly.

“Um,” says Dulap.

“It’s getting dark,” says Yael. “Look, Dulap and I can pull the cart together if Silhouine can manage the barrow, but we don’t want to do it by starlight.”

“I’ve got a lantern,” says Dulap.

“Good,” says Silhouine, brushing red-brown powder off her nose. “I’ll get some candles, too.”