What is the summary of Chapter 8 and 9 of "Adam of the Road"?

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Chapter Eight of the story is titled “Red in the Morning.” It talks about the beginning of Roger and Adam’s travels on the high road. The two set off two days after Emilie’s wedding to Sir Gervase. They have to walk since Roger has lost the war horse, Bayard, to Jankin, in a game of dice. Roger sees the red morning sun and notes that it would rain before dusk. The two minstrels get to London and stop at St. Paul’s Cathedral for Adam to read a letter of recommendation given to Roger by his employer, Sir Edmund. The letter is written in Latin, and Roger is unable to read it well as his knowledge of the language is rusty. Afterward, the two stop at a restaurant at the Thames, next to Botolph’s Wharf, for a meal of roasted capon. At the restaurant, they meet Jankin, who wants Rogers to “match him for Nick,” a request that Roger refuses. Jankin strikes a conversation with Roger from which Adam learns that they are headed for the biggest fair in England, Giles Fair.

Chapter Nine is titled “Night in the Westhumble Lane.” Roger, Adam, and Nick walk through the fields and woodlands of the Thames Valley in a downpour. Jankin passes them somewhere along the way on horseback. After walking quite some distance, the two stop at an inn in Westhumble lane, near Burford Bridge. The inn is run by a woman called Clarice, and her husband. They have four workers who help them to run the inn. Roger and Adam bathe and sup. By this time the inn is filled with people and Roger goes on to tell the people the story of King Murry and his son Horn. Jankin walks into the inn just before the end of Roger’s story. They later learn from Jankin that the horse Bayard now limps. This news disturbs the two minstrels, even though they cannot help Bayard as they no longer own him. From the storytelling, they make some money and also get free lodging from Dame Clarice.

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Adam, Roger, and Nick set off on the road towards London in Chapter 8.  They are on foot, and Roger is feeling low because he lost Bayard to Jankin playing dice.  When they arrive in London, they stop at the "mighty cathedral of St. Paul's", and Adam, who can read Latin, translates a letter of recommendation given to Roger by Sir Edmund de Lisle.  Roger and Adam stop to eat at a "cook shop", and run into Jankin, who wants to gamble with Roger again, this time for Nick, but Roger refuses.  As they set off on the road again, in a foreshadowing of coming doom, it begins to rain.

In Chapter 9, Roger, Adam, and Nick walk all day in the downpour, and in a further foreshadowing, they see a magpie which is supposed to portend coming sorrow.  Soaked, they spend the night at an inn on Westhumble Lane, where the innkeeper's wife makes a great fuss over them.  Adam talks to an old gaffer, who tells him about his boyhood, and later that evening, Roger and Adam entertain the guests with a story of high adventure on the sea.  Before the tale is done, Jankin comes in.  He has ridden Bayard cruelly, showing off, and now Bayard is lame and Jankin is angry.  Adam goes to bed heavy-hearted at the news about the horse, and falls asleep with Nick at his side.

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