Basta: (after catching up to Meggie and Mo) Hello, princess. Where's you father?
Fenoglio: I told them he's gone out, but they don't believe me.
Meggie: You told them?!
Fenoglio: He had a knife to my throat! Isn't he awful?
Basta: Tell me where Silvertongue is before I kill you both. (Toto comes out from under the bed and barks)
Meggie: Toto, no! (she goes over to Toto)
Fenoglio: Toto? (looks at "The Wizard of Oz") Oh, my goodness! (picks up "The Wizard of Oz") She's inherited her father's gift! (Basta grabs the book, and looks back at Meggie)
Basta: Another Silvertongue. Ol' Capricorn will be pleased. (he takes Toto away from Meggie; Toto whimpers)
Dustfinger: (after Meggie was tickling Gwin and got bit) He doesn't like to be tickled. And you sould be more careful. His name's Gwin. And I know he looks charming, but you know what they say about books and covers. (he leans down in front of Meggie to pick up Gwin; Meggie gets up)
Meggie: Yes, I do. And I also know what they say about talking to strangers. Excuse me. (she starts walking away)
Dustfinger: But I'm not a stranger, Meggie. (Meggie stops and turns around back to Dustfinger) You won't remember me; we met once when you were quite small. But I'm not a stranger. (Mo comes out of the bookshop, and stares at Dustfinger) Hello, Silvertongue. (Meggie turns around) I was just having a talk with your daughter.
Dustfinger: (after Farid annouced he was going with Dustfinger) What about the girl? I thought you liked her.
Farid: Oh, don't worry. (pulls out a wallet containing pictures of Meggie; somewhat satisfied) I stole his wallet.
Basta: (after he attempted to attack Meggie) Get off!
Dustfinger: No one gets hurt! (starts setting fire on Basta's jacket)
Basta: (terrified) F-fire! Fire!
Dustfinger: Is that what we agreed on? Is that what we agreed on?!
Basta: Yes! We agreed! We agreed! We agreed! (Dustfinger takes his hands off Basta's shoulders, thus the fire dying down; Basta fearfully pats out the remaining flames)
Mo: What are you not telling me?
Dustfinger(walking away): I've seen her...she's not actually in the book...she's...
Dustfinger(stopping and turning to face Mo): In Capricorn's castle.
Mo: And you didn't tell us?
Dustfinger: We needed the book.
Mo: We didn't need the book!
Dustfinger: I needed the book!! (shoves Mo)
Meggie: My Mum was right there and you didn't tell us?
Dustfinger: Look... don't look at me like that, because if your father had known the truth, then he would never have agreed to help me get the book, and I need the book!
Mo: You selfish, repugnant, weak character!
Dusfinger: I... (pointing at Fegnolio) blame him! He wrote me that way!
Fegnolio: I disagree!
Mo: You tell me how to get her back!
Dustfinger: Not until you promise to send me home.
Mo(grabbing Dustfinger): Tell me how to get her back!
Dustfinger(quietly): I'm missing my family too.
Mo(looks shocked, lets Dustfinger go): Okay.
Basta: (delivering Meggie's dinner) Food for the little princess. Capricorn wants you to have your strength for tonight.
Fenoglio: You should stay; we're telling ghost stories. (Basta flinches) Oh, that's right. You don't like ghost stories.