Once the party is seated, the wild bookwyrms become bolder, and several kits approach close enough to be given food.
"Oh look, more little ones!" Ylva exclaims in delight.
"Stop it!" Mina snaps at Jakin, as he filches one of her sausages to give to another kit.
"Are all bookwyrms so friendly, or is it because this colony is close to the library?" Colle asks Inric.
"This is the only wild colony."
"What? In the world?"
"On this land mass and the nearby islands."
"And other... land masses? Are there others?"
"That remains unknown."
"There have been no..." Colle falters, then resorts to Eynvardis, "seafarers? Explorers?"
"Many have set sail," Inric says, and she can't read his face. "None have returned."