Monday, May 19, 1650
Emmanuel introduces you first to the driver, Carlo. He is a Catalan, from Barcelona, and he is mistreating the horses as you step forward - oh, that is to say he is being impatient with them, and none too gentle in his impatience. He bows as he is introduced to each cleric in turn, and will give less of a bow to the bard. It is clear from his speech that he is no gentlemen, though he affects the manners of one. "Sir, Fathers," he says to the three of you, not looking at Emmanuel. "I am told you wish to reach Lausanne. I shall bring you there by tomorrow evening, for five pieces of silver. I shall demand an extra piece if it storms, and ten extra pieces if we encounter bandits ... providing they do not denude us of all our wealth - in which event, should it occur, should I find myself without means, you should share what you have with me and not abandon me upon the road. Is that satisfactory to you?"