Dustfinger goes into Meggie's room while she's sleeping (creepy). He feels guilty about a lot of things, such as the fact that he'd been talking to Basta (Capricorn's head henchman) the previous night.
He picks up the book and begins to read it… and then stops, cursing himself as a coward. He tells himself that it doesn't matter, and anyway, who wants to know how the story ends in advance? He leaves Meggie's room, but still can't sleep.