For all his lack of sight, Blind Harry seemed to know everything that was happening around him: "gie the wummin a bit o alfresco, laddies, she needs air, no a gaggle o loons crowdin aboot hur, Madame Oyzell, ur ye a richt? Mistress Maude, hoo is she?" but Oyzell had gumption – she waved aside the boys, intercalating them so that in their semi-circle, the smallest was to her left and the tallest on her right, the same way as she arranged books on her shelves at home, then she asked Harry: "Master MacNab, I feel a little light-headed, do you have any food or water you can spare us?" and Harry opened a sack he was carrying and after rummaging, found some slightly stale communion wafers he always carried for emergencies: "if ye dinna mind manducatin these," he said and Humphrey passed them to the strange women, and then the goatskin bottle; after a few gulps Maude asked Harry something that had been niggling in her mind: "Mister MacNab, you said that you spent time with William Wallace, but weren't the historical details in your Poem drawn from the biography written by Father John Blair, he was Wallace's Chaplain and Confessor, wasn't he?" and Harry laughed again: "the only Jock Blair Ah ken wis a Tink fae Lochaber, nah, nah, Ladies, Ah just made that up aboot the Priest tae gie some credentials tae the tales – Ah cood herdly tell fowk that me an Wallace met a hunner an twenty-five year afore Ah wis born, they'd pit me in a barrel an float me oot tae sea, so they wud!" and Oyzell acknowledged the probably veracity in that, then asked: "and your travels in Time and Space – how do you achieve them?" at which Harry sat near her and explained.