Eragon and Brom reach Therinsford, a village close to Carvahall. They reach a bridge, and a man says he owns the bridge and Brom has to pay to go across. Brom agrees, but Eragon later realizes Brom stole the man's money.
Afterwards they go to the stable for horses. The farrier, Haberth, shows them the horses for sale. Brom is immediately attracted to a beautiful white stallion called Snowfire, but Haberth tells him to pay 200 crowns, no less. He is confident Brom wouldn't pay him the crowns, but Brom offers him all two hundred crowns, and Haberth reluctantly accepts. Eragon gets a brown mare whom he named Cadoc after his grandfather. While Brom and Haberth are haggling, Eragon accidentally reaches out for Cadoc's consciousness.