The biggest elf and the not-elf didn’t catch up after a few minutes. So Derk and Rog started walking back the way we came. It turns out Bonnte had gotten really huge, squishy bumps on both of his feet. (Qatalya called them “blisters.”) It hurt him too much to walk. The biggest elf must have really bad shoes.

Chomp grabbed Bonnte’s shoe and hopped away with it. Rabble must have thought it looked like fun and chased him.