Sections 12-13, pages 118 - 147 Summary
In the next sections, we see our protagonist couple setting out from Mafra to remake the Passarola, at the same time that the foundations of the convent is blessed by the king himself.
In the first section of this part, the parents of Baltasar are worried that Baltasar is about to leave them once more, especially so when they have not seen him for so long, and now there will be a great amount of work available to everyone in Mafra. But they say nothing. Before they depart, Blimunda decides to fast and then take Holy Communion, because she wishes to see the Host and the Will of God. After taking communion she cries and sobs, for she saw in the host a Will like a dark cloud, but could not tell if it came from people or from God.
Before they leave, a storm sweeps into Mafra, with such...