Chapter 2: Follow Me, Page 43

The flood of critters overtakes Gavin and there is really nothing he knows to do that can stop that many at once. He fails at shaking them off as they tear layer after layer from him (and maybe you are starting to understand why Gavin wears so many layers of heavy clothes). Defeated, the Wise Man calls the critters back into the void (except for a couple disobedient little strays). Gavin has that Named One glow now he is so overwhelmed. And there's something Gavin hasn't realized about where he is in the library ...

Yes, the scarf must be some kind of magic to have survived. Really, I have no idea-it is an impressive bit of knitting. Maybe something about the intention behind it keeps the critters at bay.