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What is the summary to Chapter 5 in Adam of the Road?

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In Chapter 5, Sir Edmund's family is traveling to London.

Roger and Adam are in the retinue. Roger is a trained minstrel, and Adam is his son. They ride for a time until Hugh approaches them with an order. Hugh is Sir Edmund's nephew and finds great pleasure in ignoring Adam, whom he detests.

Accordingly, Roger is to entertain Lady Richenda (Sir Edmund de Lisle's wife) and her fellow travelers. Roger rides up to the carriage on his horse (Bayard) and begins to sing about the adventures of Sir Orfeo.

After a few moments, Lady Richenda tells Roger that Adam and his dog, Nick, can ride in the carriage. So, this is how Adam and Nick find themselves in a carriage full of ladies. Lady Richenda is traveling with both her daughters, Emilie and Margery, and two other ladies. Margery is kind to Adam, and she teases him as he relaxes in the back of the carriage.

Meanwhile, Roger continues to entertain the ladies as he rides alongside the carriage. Eventually, the exhausted Adam falls asleep. He wakes...

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