|“||Healing is for the young. As one gets older, one finds one has less and less patience with the wounded. I am very old.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
Logen Ninefingers stands atop a balcony, gazing down at the view, as he once had from the Great Northern Library and again when he first visited Adua. Even Logen has never seen death and destruction on this scale. Bayaz appears, looking younger and more vigorous than ever. The Magus congratulates Ninefingers on his kingship, and admits that he once bargained with Bethod for Logen’s life. Logen reluctantly admits that he should be with his own men mourning their dead. As he leaves, Bayaz musses that at his age, he finds it hard to care for the dead.1
However, first Logen checks on Ferro. While Ferro doesn’t outright reject him, she’s fixated on mysterious things she now sees and hears. Discouraged, Logen leaves.
On his way to the burials, he encounters Jezal dan Luthar shifting through the debris for the wounded and the dead. Even those found alive in the rubble, are afflicted with the mysterious wasting disease. As Logen helps the King move some debris, he remembers almost killing Dogman. In contemplative mood, he asks Jezal, "Am I… an evil man?" But, Jezal calls him the best man he knows.
Finally Logen makes it to the funeral, where the Dogman is offering the words over Harding Grim’s grave. There is a murmur of discontent with Ninefingers’ arrival. His guilt turns to resentment, and he calls on any men to challenge him. As all eyes focus on their boots, Logen stalks away into the dark.
|“||Harding Grim. I never saw a better man with a bow. Not ever. Can’t count the number o’ times he saved my life, and never expected thanks for it. Except maybe that I’d do the same for him. Guess I couldn’t, this time. Guess none of us could.||”|
|Jezal dan Luthar|
Locations and Terms Edit
|Adua||The Union||Great Northern Library||Order of the Magi|
- Bayaz doesn’t care. We do lose patience as we get older. But, do we really become less compassionate? Bayaz is a monster.