“They ran towards the wall. But as they did so, the stump people moved faster. They pulled themselves along by the branches and roots of the old trees. By the time Tim got to the wall, they were across the neck of land like a fence of waving branches. “
The three friends finally arrive at The Dark Tower, a forboding headland in the North. They light three fires to signal to Grandfather Strome, however the Stump People also see the fires and are determined to stop them.