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Ella creeps away from the finishing school before dawn. She trades the wig for supplies from a baker, and gets directions to Uaaxee's farm (or rather, to the giant farms somewhere to the north).
She travels happily by herself. It's awesome, because no one is around to give her orders.
Unfortunately, her supply of food doesn't last very long. She makes it to the edge of the elves' Forest just as she runs out, and meets an elf.
All that language-studying comes in handy, because she's able to have a short convo with him.
Turns out, the elf knows her father (potentially unlucky), but (luckily) realizes that Ella doesn't take after him.
So, he takes her home and she parties with the elves for the night. They have green skin and mossy hair but are otherwise humanlike.
They feed her mostly vegetarian dishes, and she shares her fairy tale book with them. This is a hit, because apparently reading stories about elves when you're an elf is hilarious)
The head trader elf, Slannen, shows Ella some Agulen ceramics. They're gorgeous, and the elves give her a cup in the form of a wolf's head. She tries to refuse the gift because it's too valuable, but the elves tell her that they sometimes give away things to people who appreciate them.
Take that, Sir Peter.
The elves give Ella a pony and a bunch of supplies, saying she would reach the giants in a few days.
But that's only if her luck holds, and we're going to guess that it doesn't.