In the middle of the conversation, the "little goblin" pops up again. He's trying to get the girl to tell him that she's going to have dinner with him tonight. The girl tells him that it's her mom who's invited her to dinner, and that's why he's having dinner with her. She's not worried that he won't show up, she says, because her mom seems "to be something" . The little goblin asks where her dad is, and the girl says that she hasn't seen him since she was a kid, when he was gone before she was born. She asks where they're going now, and he says that they should find a private room in the lobby of the hotel where she'll have dinner. She says that her mom has a meeting this afternoon, and she won1t be there until six o1clock, so they have to wait until then.