“As Tim looked, the door opened, and a man came down
the steps. He was a tall, thin man, with dark hair. He
was wearing strange clothes. He had a red cut-away coat,
a little horn hanging on a silver chain around his neck,
and a crutch under one arm. He halted on each step,
as he came down towards the lorry.”
Tim, Nicola and Jeremy continue their journey North to escape from the Wind Witches. On the way they meet Simon, a trucker who can see the Hidden People. The friends stow away on a truck headed for Scotland only to arrive at a forboding castle where a strange man greets them.