They make their way to Kusheth, where a small, Tsingani horse fair is being held. It is the first time Phèdre sees Hyacinthe amongst his people, and he seems at home with them. He seeks out the kumpania of Manoj, his mother’s people, and Phèdre understands he wants to find his family. The Tsingani families seem to accept Hyacinthe readily enough and are amused by Joscelin’s stories. Hyacinthe is urged to find his grandfather, who really is a Tsingani kralis, or king. Phèdre realizes that her status as a bond-servant meant that she would be considered by the Tsingani as unfitting for their kralis’ grandson.
- Neci-leader of the kumpania