Tuzik was a peasant who lived with his daughter Milenka in a small village in Geso. When the Rats traveled through their village and patronizingly tossed money at the villagers' feet, Tuzik was the only one who didn't join in on the humiliating spectacle. He disdained the hypocrisy of his fellow villagers who had previously reviled the criminals' deeds only to burst into praise when they received a pittance.
In the afternoon, a unit of the Blacks from Fen Aspra on the trail of the Rats, arrived in the village. They asked the villagers for clues but the locals denied having ever seen them. Tuzik muses that had one of the soldiers asked him, he would have revealed the truth to the soldiers.