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And the girl has commanded me to be a dream-speaker. ” “Will you lie down with all who want you? With people and Ghayrogs and Skandars and Liimen and Vroons and all others of all of the races of the area? ” “All,” she acknowledged. “Will you're taking their confusions from them? ” “If i will, i'll. ” “Are you slot to be a dream-speaker? ” “Let me try out, after which we'll know,” stated Tisana. Tisana acknowledged, “That turns out reasonable. i've got no additional questions. ” She poured the final of the wine and drank it. Then she sat quietly because the solar climbed and the warmth of the day grew. She used to be altogether calm, with no impatience, with out ache. She might take a seat this manner all day and all evening, if she needed to. What appeared like an hour glided by, or a bit extra, after which by surprise Vandune used to be prior to her, showing unexpectedly. The previous girl stated softly, “Is your trying out complete? ” “Yes. ” “How did it cross? ” “I have handed it,” stated Tisana. Vandune smiled. “Yes. i used to be yes that you'd. Come, now. We needs to converse with some of the best, and make preparations to your destiny, Speaker Tisana. ” They lower back to the chapter-house as silently as that they had come, jogging speedy within the mounting warmth. It used to be approximately midday after they emerged from the quarter of ruins. The beginners and pledgeds who have been operating within the fields have been coming in for lunch. They seemed uncertainly at Tisana, and Tisana smiled at them, a shiny reassuring smile. on the front to the most cloister Freylis seemed, crossing Tisana’s course as if by accident, and gave her a brief anxious glance. “Well? ” Freylis requested tensely. Tisana smiled. She desired to say, It used to be not anything, it was once a comic story, a formality, an insignificant ritual, the true trying out happened lengthy prior to this. yet Freylis must become aware of these issues for herself. a superb gulf now separated them, for Tisana used to be a speaker now and Freylis nonetheless in basic terms a pledged. So Tisana easily stated, “All is easily. ” “Good. Oh, sturdy, Tisana, solid! I’m so satisfied for you! ” “I thanks in your help,” acknowledged Tisana gravely. A shadow abruptly crossed the courtyard. Tisana regarded up. A small black cloud, like yesterday’s, had wandered into the sky, a few strayed fragment, doubtless, of a typhoon out through the distant coast. It hung as though hooked to the chapter-house’s spire, and, as if a few latch have been pulled again, it all started unexpectedly to liberate nice heavy raindrops. “Look,” Tisana acknowledged. “It’s raining back! Come, Freylis! Come, let’s dance! ” 9 A Thief in Ni-moya towards the shut of the 7th yr of the recovery of Lord Valentine, observe reaches the Labyrinth that the Coronal quickly should be arriving on a visit—news that sends Hissune’s pulse fee mountain climbing and his center to pounding. Will he see the Coronal? Will Lord Valentine consider him? The Coronal as soon as took the difficulty to summon him the entire approach to fortress Mount for his re-crowning; without doubt the Coronal nonetheless thinks of him, without doubt Lord Valentine has a few recollection of the boy who— Probably no longer, Hissune comes to a decision.