Among The Hills A Winding Way
Spiritus' inn does not indeed exhibit a bountiful splendour; neither
does it host an exclusive society. Vigorous countryside people enjoy
Intellects - which both are half empty. They obtain their delight by
means of cheap liquors and racy talk. Standing out like an ametyst
jewel in a dungheap, the passionate feeling between Atrament and
Calamaria begins to crystalize here. The first night they spend
together is filled with eerie occult practices.
Approximately at the same moment a ceremonial feast is being held at
the Jilemnice castle to welcome the new lord in his dominion.
Satrapold encounters the castle's inferior and drinks liquor
specialities, talking boastfully.