You talk with many of the pilgrims coming out of the temple and learn that one family is returning to Sippar. The group have enough donkeys so you don't have to walk. Happy to be among such good company you hardly notice the days pass as you slowly make your way back along the river banks.

Finally you see the walls and city gate of Sippar that you left over a week ago. And there too is your father who is furious that you are back so soon. It will be some time before he sends you on another trading adventure.