You decide to rest for a while in the house of a local merchant. Nur-Shamash carries on with the donkeys. He tells you that he will meet you tomorrow in Kanesh. The family you are staying with are friendly and offer you some water and freshly made bread. They show you some of the textiles brought from Ashur last year and the metal which merchants like Nur-Shamash will take back to Sippar. It has been a long journey but your father will be pleased with what you have learnt.