As to why she stowed away, Tutor knows not to ask Audrey. All that will net him is her vigilant eyes turning toward him on their swivel, her lips set, and her fingers clutching the bed covers up under her chin. Instead, knowing her as he does, he asks a better question. "I assume you had a good set of charts?" Audrey smiles warily. "From here to India?" Her smile broadens, and is less guarded. "And from the nearest port, Dahej, it would be 562 miles to New Delhi?" Nod. "And you were going to use your earnings from being a waiter to feed the starving dogs there?" Audrey nods. "Why did you not ask Momma first, Audrey?" Answer: "Because Momma would not let me!" Tutor leans down to whisper in her ear, "You are going to make a very fine Queen, Audrey, because you always know best." Audrey says, "Right!" But she and Rex are both very glad to be home, and we are glad she is safe and sound.