Tuesday, May 20, 1650
It takes little more than an hour to walk the last four miles to Bern. The morning sun quickly disappears as the sky is overcast, but there is no sign of rain.
While the guards go, Emmanuel has been given the donkey as a gift of the Town of Langenthal. The donkey's name is Heinz.
Note the picture, showing old Bern; the party must cross the bridge to the town gate, which would be more substantial than anything shown ... two large round towers, the gate between. To save time, I would presume the writ is given to the town guards; the guards will remember the wagon arriving the night before, about eight bells. The wagon brought a living man, and a body ... and was driven by a milk deliverer who was travelling from Burgdorf to Bern at the end of his evening rounds.
The living man is sequestered in the right tower above the gate. The body remains under investigation, in the cold cellar at the base of the tower. The town's Chief Juror has been attempting to identify the body, without any success.