Stilgar's troop returns to their sietch, and Paul is welcomed to his new home. It's an entire cave system, but if you get a colorful throw rug or two, you'll hardly notice the difference.
Paul hears whispers of people feeling sorry for Chani.
Jessica asks Stilgar about their spice work. Apparently, they can make everything from paper to plastics to explosives with the stuff. Is there anything this stuff can't do?
It's not long before Paul hears another whisper. Liet-Kynes is dead, and Chani is his daughter. No one, by the way, thinks it was an accident.
Paul is introduced to Harah, Jamis's wife. Oh, awkward.
Even more awkwardness ensues. According to Fremen law, she is now Paul's responsibility. He will care for her and her sons for at least one year.
Paul now has a difficult decision to make: will he keep her on as a servant or a wife?
Paul chooses servant, and she gets a bit upset for being passed over as a wife.
Harah takes Paul to his new quarters, Jamis's old quarters. Again, the Fremen don't make it easy.
As they go, Harah acts as Paul's tour guide. She points out the dew collectors, the weaving machinery, the stillsuit maintenance, and the food processing. It's a bustle of activity, and everything will have to be broken down and moved soon. The Sardaukar are on the hunt, so sietch-moving is a common thing these days.
Harah and Paul even pass a school where children are being taught words, including trees and grass. Generally, the children would not need such words, but Kynes set up a system to teach the children in a way that would prepare them for the new Arrakis. You've got to give the guy credit; he really did think of everything.
Harah also gives Paul the tour of his new quarters. She flirts a little bit with him, but Paul sends her to get him some food. Quite the lady's man, Paul.
Resting, Paul thinks of Chani and about how both he and she are now children who have lost their fathers.
And who should coincidentally walk in at that moment? Why, the children of Jamis, of course, each wielding a crysknife.