It’s a party on the streets of Green Bridge! Bishop Wildrick makes his move to poison the city government and seize control with a mob of the faithful. An assassin stalks Mrs. Bridge’s household, Merrily gets sweaty, Beatrice gives Veridia some questionable fashion advice, and Cyrus has the time of his life on a rooftop.
Professor Stoat terrorizes his class with logic; Danny Frogflower is eaten by not-cannibals. Merrily discovers the value of straightening shoes, and also that her boss is up to no good. Merrily gets up to no good herself, and talks her way into a fancy party. Robert Franco turns out to be rather different than we imagined.
Jonathan meets a romantic rival, and sets about making all kinds of mistakes. He goes on a little ski trip, and finds that the situation in Hog Hurst has changed dramatically since he was last at home. Mr. Southfarm is downright un-neighborly, which is to be expected considering the new neighbors.