Nick and Cecily go to a nearby inn to wait for Will Shakespeare to arrive to get them. Unfortunately, while there they see Gregory Goole enter the building, looking for them. Leading Cecily out of the inn, Nick desperately asks a carrier whom he overheard say he was heading out of town if they can hitch a ride with him. As it turns out, the carrier actually lives close to Stratford and knows Nick's father slightly. He offers to take the children all the way to Stratford once he's delivered his supplies. The two children hop on his wagon, escaping Goole and London.