X. THE SEEKER AGREES TO OR DECIDES UPON COUNTERACTION:

 beginning counteraction


**This moment is characterized in such words, for instance, as the following: "Permit us to go in search of your princess", etc. Sometimes this moment is not expressed in words, but a volitional decision, of course, precedes the search. This moment is characteristic only of those tales in which the hero is a seeker. Banished, vanquished, bewitched, and substituted heroes demonstrate no volitional aspiration toward freedom, and in such cases this element is lacking.


**Although Propp doesn't mention it, this is the place where the seeker hero arms him or herself, either with actual weapons or information. This is also the place where a party might be thrown in honor of the hero's quest.