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Equal Rites, pgs. 65-95 Summary

A week later, secretly panicking because she knows little about the Disc and foreseeing troubles ahead, Granny locks her cottage and with Esk catches a cart to Ohulan Cutash, the nearby metropolis. They arrive on market day. Granny is taut, knowing what lewd city folk do to women, but Esk enjoys the noise, color, and smell, a mix of religion and commerce. Granny relaxes when she sees something familiar and heads to a booth that is attracting mostly women customers. Granny says only that they are buying medicines. The voice that asks if they want their fortunes told belongs to old friend Hilta Goatfounder. Hilta closes up and over tea describes opposition to her trade on the Council, but people need the "freedom" that her potions give. Hilta sees in Esk's palm a strange journey and exploration...

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