Hegdish spots a vine of increasingly-large berries slithering into a cave – a cave he knows he can't navigate himself. Thus, he tells one lie after another to fool the other groundlings into following him into the cave. When the other groundlings are frustrated over Hegdish's stories in the name of gorging himself, they decide not to believe him anymore. Eco tries to warn them about the danger of this mindset by retelling the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
It all comes to light for Hegdish when Galileo gets struck by a falling stalactite in the cave. Will anyone believe Hegdish now?moreless