Zork is very interested in Calvin's conclusion. He looks at him and asks, "You saw the goblin? What did he look like?" He will then try some casual conversation to see if Calvin has his head on his shoulders.
Zork is intrigued by the idea of a goblin that was able to walk on sticks, kidnap someone through a window and then balance enough to escape without anyone hearing. With a little apprehension Zork says, "OK, you will show me where you saw what you saw when we arrive at the farm."
Krusten hears the story and finds it amusing but knowing how goblins are she wouldn't be surprised. Still this was a serious matter and she wasn't about to trivialize it by acting on the child's words. She stays silent waiting for her destination.
"Lead the way Calvin", Zork says while indicating to the father that he wants to check all leads. "Show me what you saw and where you saw it." When Calvin does this he conducts his own search of the area Calvin points to looking to see if the 'stick' marks turn into goblin foot prints further away.
Victor watches Zork walk away with the young boy, a little amazed that he seems to be taking the goblins on stilts story seriously, before shaking his head and turning to Tom. "So, you said your daughter went missing the other night, and the last time you saw her was as she went up to her room, correct? It seems to me that her room is the best place to start, if you don't mind." Looking at Krusten, he continues, "Feel free to either follow Zork on his circus goblin hunt, come with me, or do whatever else you can think of. We should probably all meet back at George's in an hour or so to compare findings though, if that's okay with him?" He finishes, directing this last question at the farmer.
Krusten, amazed by the arrogance of the stranger, watches him with keen eyes and replies calmly,
"I did not come here to 'follow' anyone I'm here to investigate the cause of those missing and if it is indeed goblins all the better a reason for my presence. Nevertheless I will go this way..."
Krusten points in a direction that puts here in a direction with the the folk in the area. She plans to approach and ask them what they know about the parents of the children who are missing and what they feel happened.
As she walks away she says,
"And yes, George's will do as soon as I'm done."
Zork is puzzled. "Walked? I thought you said it was on sticks?"
He looks at the boy carefully to see if he looks to be telling the truth. He also checks the latrine to see if he sees anything unusual.