The abbot had arranged for new stepping stones to be placed allowing the monks to once more cross the river in decency. Once again monks habits no longer had to be hitched up. Now the abbot had arranged for the abbey to be revitalised. The team of builder included a raven haired girl.
As Septimes returned to copying the abbeys historic bible, he noted the abbot looking at him. Rather too much like Septimus looked at girls. Septimus decided that it was time to give up being a monk, for a stone mason with ivy in her hair had caught his eye.