Kip looks with a merry glance at Keyleth. He takes in what is said chuckling all the while. Then he says, "Chat with rats? Chew the fat? Why not gnats? A little this, a littler that! Nonsense good fellow!, and I give you tit for tat!"

The two ride further on and he then says, "Play at play all you want. The reckoning comes. If you handle yourself with success and that demon you can wrestle well enough, then you may wrestle with rodents as well all you want and I'll try to refrain from further incredulity."