The door is opened by his mother, her face tear stained. She had obliviously been weeping over his lack of return. Upon seeing him, she gives a squeak of delight and flings herself into his arms. He shows her the topaz, and she scolds him for going chasing after a silly gemstone, though she thanks him just the same. That evening, Cheddarnose’s mother makes banana-filled-nuts, and writes to his father, telling of their son’s return. Cheddarnose is delighted.