'And that, dear boy', said the elder, 'is why we go no further down this road'.
'Why?', asked the youth; 'Don't you like Azza-Jono?'.
His mentor answered: 'I neither like nor dislike it; but if we want to finish this adventure, we mustn't go there'.
The young man asked: 'Ever been there?'.
His mentor answered: 'I have not; and because I have not, I am here. Those who go there don't often leave'.
'Why?', asked the youth.
His mentor answered: 'For one thing, they have very severe emigration policies. For another, those cities have a way of getting into one's mind; they exercise a kind of fascination, whether we would have it so or not. Even the few who leave, take Azza-Jono with them'.
The young man asked: 'So we just have to turn around? And lose all the way we've come so far?!'.
His mentor answered: 'I'm afraid so'.
The young man asked: 'But what about my Mom? She left Azza-Jono. If she could do that, why not us?'.
His mentor answered: 'Even she found it easier said than done, and you and I don't have that particular strength which freed her. Come on'.
Back they went.