"You be quiet!" she would say. "Don't lie to me! My son has perished." Daily she hurried out to scan the road on which her son had gone and she wouldn't be persuaded by anyone. When the sun set, she would come inside, mourning and weeping the whole night without sleeping. When the fourteen days of the wedding feast were finished, which Raguel had sworn to celebrate for his daughter, Tobias came to him and said, "Send me off, for I know that my father and my mother don't believe they will ever see me again. So now, father, I ask you to send me off to go to my father. I have already let you know how I left him."