The Mole-Digger tribe children are about to leave to go “dig” for Talyxian moles. This includes a rather lengthy hike to find where their main food source can still be found. Ekay’s talkative friend encourages him to come with them, fully expecting Ekay to join in on this vital yet somewhat thrilling journey.
However, Ekay gently rejects the offer in favor of departing to search for his missing younger brother, Pekk. The sergals respond in a peculiar fashion — they appear to be genuinely surprised and confused. Surely anyone would have understood Ekay’s urgency to find his sibling, so what’s going on?