What is the summary of chapters 13, 14, and 15 in Adam of the Road?

Chapters 13–15

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Chapters 13–15 explain the events that happen to Adam as he travels from Farnham to Winchester and the surrounding towns. Arriving in Farnham in chapter 13, most of the residents have already departed for a festival in nearby Winchester. Daun William, a merchant offers to take him along on his...

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Chapters 13–15 explain the events that happen to Adam as he travels from Farnham to Winchester and the surrounding towns. Arriving in Farnham in chapter 13, most of the residents have already departed for a festival in nearby Winchester. Daun William, a merchant offers to take him along on his horse, but the two are attacked on their journey in the forest by an unnamed knight, who kidnaps Daun and steals their belongings.

In chapter 14, after reporting these events to the bailiff, they set out after the knight, who is recognized by the bailiff as de Rideware. They pursue him and managed to rescue Daun and the other captives, but could not find the knight.

When Adam finally arrives in Winchester in chapter 15, he searches for his father to no avail, eventually praying and wishing upon a shrine to see his father return safe.

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In Chapter 13, Adam arrives at Farnham, only to find that everyone is leaving town to attend the fair at Winchester.  He is befriended by a kind merchant named Daun William, who offers to take Adam to Winchester on his horse.  As they ride through the King's Forest, they are accosted by robbers led by a knight with a guilded leopard on his crest.  Adam escapes, but the robbers kidnap Daun Williams and his servants, and ride away with their goods.

Adam goes to a nearby village to find the bailiff and report the robbery in Chapter 14.  The bailiff recognizes the leopard crest Adam describes as belonging to a knight named de Rideware, and organizes a band to capture him.  Adam leads the way to the scene of the crime, and from there the group follows the trail to Rideware Hall.  There they find the kidnap victims and their wares, and the bailiff goes on in pursuit of the criminals.

In Chapter 15, Adam arrives in Winchester with Daun Williams, who immediately begins to unpack his goods to sell at the festivities.  Adam stays a night at Strangers' Hall, which is run by monks "to lodge poor pilgrims".  Adam searches the inn and the crowds at St. Gile's Fair, but cannot find his father or Nick.  He goes to the shrine of St. Swithin to put down some pennies and to pray for a miracle - that he will "see Roger come striding through the crowd with Nick under his arm".

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