Matthias's raft drifts towards the rats on shore, watched in horror by Mattimeo and friends as the arrows fall and the fish nibble. In the roof of Redwall Abbey Baby Rollo, Mrs. Churchmouse and Cornflower wait to be thrown down unless the abbey surrenders. Triumphant, Slagar drags the miserable slaves onwards as Warbeak desperately and unsuccessfully still seeks Matthias. At Redwall, little Sister May comes up with a potion to drug the birds with food, and at the river it is a frightened Cheek who finally risks swimming - saving Matthias and company by eating vast numbers of nibbling fish. As Abbot Mordalfus prepares to exchange hostages at Redwall, Warbeak joins Matthias at the river to defeat Stonefleck's rats. She delivers the deciphered message, which will help locate the young ones, but is killed in battle trying to save other sparras. Matthias heads south, deeply saddened by the death of his old Redwall ally. Slagar will pay dearly for his evil.
Did You Know?
While the company is on the raft, you may clearly see Constance in the line of slaves. However, Constance is miles away in Redwall. Auma is seen clearly on the other end of the slave line. See more