The town is getting ready for Mohurram festivities.
Fielding spends the rest of the day with Aziz's friends, who are planning Aziz's defense. The famous Calcutta lawyer Amritrao has agreed to plead Aziz's case. They are also applying for Aziz's release on bail.
Fielding returns to the college, hoping to ask Godbole what he thinks of all this. But Godbole is nowhere to be found, and slips off to his new job in the next day or two.