At the quay, the boat has already been loaded with jars of grain and bundles of cloth. Iddin-Sin explains how he hopes to exchange them for carnelian, copper and pearls which he will sell next year when he returns to Sippar.

He laughs as you try to scramble on board, almost slipping into the water. Iddin-Sin's men push the boat away from the dock and the current carries it out into the middle of the river.

You discover you are not a good sailor. Do you ask to go back or go on?

go back go on