James is on pins and needles awaiting the results of the postmortem on Lord Hulton’s horse. He continues to make his rounds, becoming acquainted with some of the local remedies for sick cattle. Siegfried’s younger brother Tristan returns to Darrowby from veterinary college having once again failed his exams. Siegfried assigns him to collecting payments on market day, but where has he put the receipt book? James is also introduced to Mrs Pumphrey and her pekingese, Tricki Woo, who then sends Uncle Herriot a gift.