The travelers head on, thanks to the peddler's charity. They meet up with a random guy who seems to be super nice. He offers to put them up in his home, lend them horses, and pay all their expenses. Score.
As soon as the group accepts the offer, the gentleman remembers something. His housekeeper isn't home, so they can't stay at the house.
Oh, yeah, and they can't borrow his horses, either. It's, uh… the groom's fault.
Surely, the gentleman will pay their bill at the inn?
Nope, the gentleman takes off before the bill comes due.
The innkeeper tells Adams, Joseph, and Fanny that they've been had. Apparently, this gentleman pulls these kinds of tricks all the time.
The innkeeper and Adams get in a little tiff: the host says his travels have taught him everything, whereas Adams says the only way to travel is by reading books.
Joseph and Fanny know that Adams can be a loudmouth. They interrupt him and proceed with their journey.