Once they reached Mersburg, Sparrow thanked the driver dismounted from the cart and untied the horse. The carter waved as he headed off and shouted “If you’re quick you might get back in time for lunch”
On the way out of the city Ilse had pondered for a while for the reason why no alarm had been raised, then she heard the tolling of the Cathedral bell and remembered that the Grand-Dukes funeral was today and that nothing would be allowed to disrupt the ceremony. However that didn’t mean that there wouldn’t be pursuit, so she mounted up and headed for the border. Hopefully she could keep ahead of anyone sent to intercept her.