As part of her Hedge Witch training, Cressie must perform a task of friendship. But when she learns the task is to shake hands and become friends with her worst enemy she knows it won't be easy, as her worst enemy is Belladonna. Hettie offers to help but Cressie insists she must do this alone. As usual, Hettie thinks she knows better and her interventions land them both into big trouble with Miss Hardbroom. The whole school is told to support their team in the inter school football finals, but Mona hasn't finished tidying the library. She casts an enchantment spell on the books with terrible consequences, but at least it gives Cressie a chance to rescue Belladonna.