Once all became quiet again, Ilse opened the latch on the window and checked that all was clear she dropped into the garden. Again, carefully checking she rose and closed the window, gently tapping it so the latch partly closed. Her mission had become more serious now, she had satisfied her curiosity and in doing so found out that the Prussians had informants inside the Frei Stadt.
Cautiously following her familiar route out of the palace grounds, Sparrow paused several times, sure that she was being observed, certainly Katzwesel had unnerved her. Continuing her cautious route she made her way back to her base taking particular care to ensure she was not being followed. Once back she collapsed asleep until morning.