Dustfinger is thinking in the shade when Farid runs up, saying he sees a car coming. It's Mo and Elinor, so Dustfinger and Farid stop them, at which point Mo accuses Dustfinger of telling Capricorn's men where to find Meggie, though Dustfinger denies it.
Dustfinger says that he's only there for the book. Mo insists on going in to get Meggie though, so Dustfinger and Farid hold knives to their throats and tie them up. Dustfinger really wants this book, eh?
He leaves Farid to guard Mo and Elinor while he slips into the village a second time.