Barbillus invites Quintus and Aristo to come and hunt with him. The astrologer runs out to his master in alarm and asks where he is going. Barbillus tells him that they are going to his estate to hunt.
The astrologer then tells them that it is dangerous to leave the house today because the stars don't line up. Barbillus agree's but Aristo doesn't, so as to not offend him, Barbillus ignores the astrologer.
The astrologer offers him a gift. Then they go to the River Nile. When they arrive they see many Ethiopians who were holding spears and see that the slaves had prepared the goats for the crocodiles.