|“||The baggage don’t get a vote, boy, even supposing this was a voting band, which it ain’t.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
The Dogman is toiling away at the same damn job, scouting and observing the movements of Bethod’s army; they're moving north, ignoring the easy pickings of Ostenhorm. In melancholic mood, he thinks back on his life, lamenting what it was all for.
Returning to the others, Dogman is taken aback at how little distance they’ve covered. Prince Ladisla is horribly slow, and West, Pike, and Cathil aren’t much better, although they complain less. All Black Dow can think of is lewd thoughts about Cathil, something Dogman finds distasteful and warns him that Threetrees wouldn’t approve of either. Though he admits to himself, that it has been a long time since he has been with a woman, Shari.
Camped for the night, Dogman and Threetrees discuss what Bethod has in mind, and conclude to pull the Union Army apart one piece at a time. Ladisla tries to assert his authority, and demands they escort him to Ostenhorm and safety.1 The Northmen just laugh at him; he can go south on his own if he wants but they’re following Bethod to maybe warn Marshall Burr of his approach.
|The Dogman||Prince Ladisla||Bethod|
|Cathil||Black Dow||Lord Marshall Burr|
|Rudd Threetrees||Tul Duru Thunderhead|
Locations and Terms Edit
|Angland||The Union||Ostenhorm||Union Army||First Northern War|
- Prince Ladisla, welcome to a meritocracy. You're going to hate it!