The group learns the next morning that Mouse is due to be executed in three days after being summarily convicted of arson and murder. They decided to first investigate by returning to the scene of the ambush, only to be ambushed again by stragglers. Cutthroat scoundrels and Trollkin fend off Sebastian and Razzit, only to flee once the building is set ablaze.
Chopper is nearly reduced to slag after falling through the floor of the decrepit house, but at least Ryovin was able to force one of the cutthroats to surrender. Perhaps he knows something of use, because the clock is ticking…..