The journey back to Ashur seems to take less time. You and Tappum become good friends. The old donkeys slowly make their way along the track. You camp for the night. Lying on your mat you gaze up at the stars. It is a clear night and Tappum points out some stars and planets. He explains how experts use them to tell the future.

Finally you arrive at the city gate of Ashur. You stay with Nur-Shamash's family learning about trade and being a merchant. Your father will be pleased.