The Eye of the World_37 Flashcards Preview

► Japanese Vocab 1 - Eye of the World > The Eye of the World_37 > Flashcards

Flashcards in The Eye of the World_37 Deck (500):
1

that [sonota] [koto]."

that other thing.”

2

He shook his [atama] slowly.

He shook his head slowly.

3

"Too much [hanashi] of that [shinsetsu] of [koto], with Logain [kōfuku] brought here.

“Too much talk of that kind of thing, with Logain being brought here.

4

No [hanzai] meant, you understand, [shikashi]...

No offense meant, you understand, but...

5

[yoku], I had to know, didn’t I?"

well, I had to know, didn’t I?”

6

"No [hanzai],"

“No offense,”

7

Rand said.

Rand said.

8

Mat’s [zatsuon] could have been anything, [shikashi] the [yadoya no shujin] appeared to take it for the same as Rand had said.

Mat’s murmur could have been anything, but the innkeeper appeared to take it for the same as Rand had said.

9

"You two [hyōjō] the [migi] [sōto], and I do [shinjiru] you were – are – [yūjin] of Thom, [shikashi] it’s hard [kai] and stony [hi].

“You two look the right sort, and I do believe you were – are – friends of Thom, but it’s hard times and stony days.

10

I don’t suppose you can [yūryō]?

I don’t suppose you can pay?

11

No, I didn’t think so.

No, I didn’t think so.

12

There’s not enough of anything, and what there is [kosuto] the [chikyū], so I’ll give you [shindai] – not the best, [shikashi] [atatakai] and [dorai] – and something to eat, and I cannot [yakusoku] more, however much I’d like."

There’s not enough of anything, and what there is costs the earth, so I’ll give you beds – not the best, but warm and dry – and something to eat, and I cannot promise more, however much I’d like.”

13

“Thank you,”

“Thank you,”

14

Rand said with a quizzical [ichimoku] at Mat.

Rand said with a quizzical glance at Mat.

15

“It’s more than I expected.”

“It’s more than I expected.”

16

What was the [migi] [sōto], and why should he [yakusoku] more?

What was the right sort, and why should he promise more?

17

"[yoku], Thom’s a [yoi] [yūjin].

“Well, Thom’s a good friend.

18

An old [yūjin].

An old friend.

19

[atsui]-headed and liable to say the worst possible [koto] to the one [hito] he shouldn’t, [shikashi] a [yoi] [yūjin] all the same.

Hot-headed and liable to say the worst possible thing to the one person he shouldn’t, but a good friend all the same.

20

[baai] he doesn’t [shō] up...

If he doesn’t show up...

21

[yoku], we’ll [zu] something out then.

well, we’ll figure something out then.

22

Best you don’t [hanashi] any more [hanashi] about Aes Sedai [yakudachimasu] you.

Best you don’t talk any more talk about Aes Sedai helping you.

23

I’m a [yoi] [joō]’s [otoko], [shikashi] there are too many in Caemlyn [migi] now who’d take it wrong, and I don’t mean just the Whitecloaks."

I’m a good Queen’s man, but there are too many in Caemlyn right now who’d take it wrong, and I don’t mean just the Whitecloaks.”

24

Mat snorted.

Mat snorted.

25

"For all I [kaigo], the [watarigarasu] can take every Aes Sedai straight to Shayol Ghul!"

“For all I care, the ravens can take every Aes Sedai straight to Shayol Ghul!”

26

"[udedokei] your [shita],"

“Watch your tongue,”

27

[shujin] Gill snapped.

Master Gill snapped.

28

"I said I don’t [ai] them; I didn’t say I’m a [baka] thinks they’re behind everything that’s wrong.

“I said I don’t love them; I didn’t say I’m a fool thinks they’re behind everything that’s wrong.

29

The [joō] supports Elaida, and the [keibi] stand for the [joō].

The Queen supports Elaida, and the Guards stand for the Queen.

30

The [hikari] send [monogoto] don’t go so bad that [henka].

The Light send things don’t go so bad that changes.

31

Anyway, lately some [keibi] have forgotten themselves enough to be a little rough with [hitobito] they [tachigiki] speaking against Aes Sedai.

Anyway, lately some Guards have forgotten themselves enough to be a little rough with folks they overhear speaking against Aes Sedai.

32

Not on [gimu], thank the [hikari], [shikashi] it’s happened, just the same.

Not on duty, thank the Light, but it’s happened, just the same.

33

I don’t must [hiban] [keibi] breaking up my common [heya] to [oshieru] you a [ressun], and I don’t must Whitecloaks egging somebody on to [peinto] the [doragon]’s [kiba] on my [tobira], so [baai] you want any [tasukeru] out of me, you just [kīpu] [shikō] about Aes Sedai to yourself, [yoi] or bad."

I don’t need off-duty Guards breaking up my common room to teach you a lesson, and I don’t need Whitecloaks egging somebody on to paint the Dragon’s Fang on my door, so if you want any help out of me, you just keep thoughts about Aes Sedai to yourself, good or bad.”

34

He paused thoughtfully, then added, "Maybe it’s best you don’t [genkyū] Thom’s [namae], either, where anyone [shikashi] me can hear.

He paused thoughtfully, then added, “Maybe it’s best you don’t mention Thom’s name, either, where anyone but me can hear.

35

Some of the [keibi] have long [omoide], and so does the [joō].

Some of the Guards have long memories, and so does the Queen.

36

No must taking [kikai]."

No need taking chances.”

37

"Thom had [meiwaku] with the [joō]?"

“Thom had trouble with the Queen?”

38

Rand said incredulously, and the [yadoya no shujin] laughed.

Rand said incredulously, and the innkeeper laughed.

39

“So he didn’t tell you everything.

“So he didn’t tell you everything.

40

don’t know why he should.

Don’t know why he should.

41

On the [sonota] [te], I don’t know why you shouldn’t know, either.

On the other hand, I don’t know why you shouldn’t know, either.

42

Not like it’s a [himitsu], exactly.

Not like it’s a secret, exactly.

43

Do you think every [ginyūshijin] thinks as much of himself as Thom does?

Do you think every gleeman thinks as much of himself as Thom does?

44

[yoku], come to think of it, I [suisoku] they do, [shikashi] it always seemed to me Thom had an extra [yakudachimasu] of thinking a [takusan] of himself.

Well, come to think of it, I guess they do, but it always seemed to me Thom had an extra helping of thinking a lot of himself.

45

He wasn’t always a [ginyūshijin], you know, wandering from [mura] to [mura] and sleeping under a [hejji] as often as not.

He wasn’t always a gleeman, you know, wandering from village to village and sleeping under a hedge as often as not.

46

There was a [jikan] Thom Merrilin was [saibansho ginyūshijin] [migi] here in Caemlyn, and known in every royal [saibansho] from [namida] to Maradon."

There was a time Thom Merrilin was Court-bard right here in Caemlyn, and known in every royal court from Tear to Maradon.”

47

“Thom?”

“Thom?”

48

Mat said.

Mat said.

49

Rand nodded slowly.

Rand nodded slowly.

50

He could [gazō] Thom at a [joō]’s [saibansho], with his stately [yarikata] and grand [jesuchā].

He could picture Thom at a Queen’s court, with his stately manner and grand gestures.

51

“That he was,”

“That he was,”

52

[shujin] Gill said.

Master Gill said.

53

“It was not long after Taringail Damodred died that the...

“It was not long after Taringail Damodred died that the...

54

[meiwaku] about his [oi] cropped up.

trouble about his nephew cropped up.

55

There were some said Thom was, shall we say, closer to the [joō] than was proper.

There were some said Thom was, shall we say, closer to the Queen than was proper.

56

[shikashi] Morgase was a young [mibōjin], and Thom was in his prime, then, and the [joō] can do as she wishes is the [michi] I [hyōjō] at it.

But Morgase was a young widow, and Thom was in his prime, then, and the Queen can do as she wishes is the way I look at it.

57

Only she’s always had a [kishō], has our [yoi] Morgase, and he took off without a [kotoba] when he learned what [shinsetsu] of [meiwaku] his [oi] was in.

Only she’s always had a temper, has our good Morgase, and he took off without a word when he learned what kind of trouble his nephew was in.

58

The [joō] didn’t much like that.

The Queen didn’t much like that.

59

Didn’t like him meddling in Aes Sedai [jikō], either.

Didn’t like him meddling in Aes Sedai matters, either.

60

can’t say I think it was [migi], either, [oi] or no.

Can’t say I think it was right, either, nephew or no.

61

Anyway, when he came back, he said some [kotoba], all [migi].

Anyway, when he came back, he said some words, all right.

62

[kotoba] you don’t say to a [joō].

Words you don’t say to a Queen.

63

[kotoba] you don’t say to any [onna] with Morgase’s [seishin].

Words you don’t say to any woman with Morgase’s spirit.

64

Elaida was set against him because of his trying to mix in the [bijinesu] with his [oi], and between the [joō]’s [kishō] and Elaida’s [tekii], Thom left Caemlyn [hanbun] a [suteppu] ahead of a [tabi] to [keimusho], [baai] not the [shikei shikkō jin]’s [ono].

Elaida was set against him because of his trying to mix in the business with his nephew, and between the Queen’s temper and Elaida’s animosity, Thom left Caemlyn half a step ahead of a trip to prison, if not the headsman’s axe.

65

As far as I know, the writ still stands.”

As far as I know, the writ still stands.”

66

"[baai] it was a long [jikan] ago,"

“If it was a long time ago,”

67

Rand said, “maybe nobody remembers.”

Rand said, “maybe nobody remembers.”

68

[shujin] Gill shook his [atama].

Master Gill shook his head.

69

"Gareth Bryne is [senchō]-[ippan teki] of the [joō]’s [keibi].

“Gareth Bryne is Captain-General of the Queen’s Guards.

70

He personally commanded the Guardsmen Morgase sent to bring Thom back in [chēn], and I misdoubt he’ll ever forget returning empty-handed to find Thom had already been back to the [kyūden] and left again.

He personally commanded the Guardsmen Morgase sent to bring Thom back in chains, and I misdoubt he’ll ever forget returning empty-handed to find Thom had already been back to the Palace and left again.

71

And the [joō] never forgets anything.

And the Queen never forgets anything.

72

You ever know a [onna] who did?

You ever know a woman who did?

73

My, [shikashi] Morgase was in a taking.

My, but Morgase was in a taking.

74

I’ll swear the whole [toshi] walked soft and whispered for a [kongetsu].

I’ll swear the whole city walked soft and whispered for a month.

75

[takusan] of [sonota] Guardsmen old enough to remember, too.

Plenty of other Guardsmen old enough to remember, too.

76

No, best you [kīpu] Thom as [tojiru] a [himitsu] as you [kīpu] that Aes Sedai of yours.

No, best you keep Thom as close a secret as you keep that Aes Sedai of yours.

77

Come, I’ll get you something to eat.

Come, I’ll get you something to eat.

78

You [hyōjō] as [baai] your [hara] are gnawing at your [bakkubōn o]."

You look as if your bellies are gnawing at your backbones.”

79

[akira] 36

Chapter 36

80

[webu] of the [moyō]

Web of the Pattern

81

[shujin] Gill took them to a [kōnā] [hyō] in the common [heya] and had one of the serving [meido] bring them [tabemono].

Master Gill took them to a corner table in the common room and had one of the serving maids bring them food.

82

Rand shook his [atama] when he [mimashita] the [purēto], with a few thin [suraisu] of [nikujū]-covered [gyūniku], a [supūn ichi hai] of [masutādo] [gurīnzu], and two [jagaimo] on each.

Rand shook his head when he saw the plates, with a few thin slices of gravy-covered beef, a spoonful of mustard greens, and two potatoes on each.

83

It was a rueful, resigned [atama o yoko ni furu koto], though, not angry.

It was a rueful, resigned headshake, though, not angry.

84

Not enough of anything, the [yadoya no shujin] had said.

Not enough of anything, the innkeeper had said.

85

[pikkingu] up his [naifu] and [fōku], Rand wondered what would happen when there was nothing left.

Picking up his knife and fork, Rand wondered what would happen when there was nothing left.

86

It made his [hanbun]-covered [purēto] seem like a [gochisō].

It made his half-covered plate seem like a feast.

87

It made him [furue].

It made him shiver.

88

[shujin] Gill had chosen a [hyō] [yoku] away from anyone else, and he sat with his [senaka] to the [kōnā], where he could [udedokei] the [heya].

Master Gill had chosen a table well away from anyone else, and he sat with his back to the corner, where he could watch the room.

89

Nobody could get [tojiru] enough to [tachigiki] what they said without him [mite].

Nobody could get close enough to overhear what they said without him seeing.

90

When the [meido] left, he said softly, "Now, why don’t you tell me about this [meiwaku] of yours?

When the maid left, he said softly, “Now, why don’t you tell me about this trouble of yours?

91

[baai] I’m going to [tasukeru], I’d best know what I’m getting into."

If I’m going to help, I’d best know what I’m getting into.”

92

Rand looked at Mat, [shikashi] Mat was frowning at his [purēto] as [baai] he were mad at the [poteto] he was cutting.

Rand looked at Mat, but Mat was frowning at his plate as if he were mad at the potato he was cutting.

93

Rand took a [fukai] [iki].

Rand took a deep breath.

94

“I don’t really understand it myself,”

“I don’t really understand it myself,”

95

he began.

he began.

96

He kept the [monogatari] simple, and he kept Trollocs and Fades out of it.

He kept the story simple, and he kept Trollocs and Fades out of it.

97

When somebody offered [tasukeru], it would not do to tell them it was all about [gūwa].

When somebody offered help, it would not do to tell them it was all about fables.

98

[shikashi] he did not think it was fair to [hikaeme] the [kiken], either, not fair to [puru] [dare-ka] in when they had no [kangae] what they were getting into.

But he did not think it was fair to understate the danger, either, not fair to pull someone in when they had no idea what they were getting into.

99

Some [dansei] were after him and Mat, and a [kappuru] of [yūjin] of theirs, too.

Some men were after him and Mat, and a couple of friends of theirs, too.

100

They appeared where they were least expected, these [dansei], and they were deadly dangerous and set on [satsugai] him and his [yūjin], or worse.

They appeared where they were least expected, these men, and they were deadly dangerous and set on killing him and his friends, or worse.

101

Moiraine said some of them were [Kurai-yūjin].

Moiraine said some of them were Darkfriends.

102

Thom did not trust Moiraine completely, [shikashi] he stayed on with them, he said, because of his [oi].

Thom did not trust Moiraine completely, but he stayed on with them, he said, because of his nephew.

103

They had been [bunri shita] during an [kōgeki] [dōjini, tsutsu, issun] trying to [rīchi] Whitebridge, and then, in Whitebridge, Thom died saving them from another [kōgeki].

They had been separated during an attack while trying to reach Whitebridge, and then, in Whitebridge, Thom died saving them from another attack.

104

And there had been [sonota] tries.

And there had been other tries.

105

He knew there were [ana] in it, [shikashi] it was the best he could do on short [chūi shite kudasai] without [uranai] more than was safe.

He knew there were holes in it, but it was the best he could do on short notice without telling more than was safe.

106

“We just kept on till we reached Caemlyn,”

“We just kept on till we reached Caemlyn,”

107

he explained.

he explained.

108

"That was the [keikaku], originally.

“That was the plan, originally.

109

Caemlyn, and then [tāru] Valon."

Caemlyn, and then Tar Valon.”

110

He shifted uncomfortably on the [hashi] of his [isu].

He shifted uncomfortably on the edge of his chair.

111

After keeping everything [himitsu] for so long, it [kanjita] odd to be [uranai] somebody even as much as he was.

After keeping everything secret for so long, it felt odd to be telling somebody even as much as he was.

112

"[baai] we [taizai] on that [rūto], the [tanin] will be able to find us, sooner or later."

“If we stay on that route, the others will be able to find us, sooner or later.”

113

"[baai] they’re alive,"

“If they’re alive,”

114

Mat muttered at his [purēto].

Mat muttered at his plate.

115

Rand did not even [ichimoku] at Mat.

Rand did not even glance at Mat.

116

Something compelled him to add, "It could bring you [meiwaku], [yakudachimasu] us."

Something compelled him to add, “It could bring you trouble, helping us.”

117

[shujin] Gill waved it off with a plump [te].

Master Gill waved it off with a plump hand.

118

"can’t say as I want [meiwaku], [shikashi] it wouldn’t be the [saisho] I’ve seen.

“Can’t say as I want trouble, but it wouldn’t be the first I’ve seen.

119

No bloody [Kurai-yūjin] will make me [tān] my back on Thom’s [yūjin].

No bloody Darkfriend will make me turn my back on Thom’s friends.

120

This [yūjin] of yours from up [kita], now – [baai] she comes to Caemlyn, I’ll hear.

This friend of yours from up north, now – if she comes to Caemlyn, I’ll hear.

121

There are [hitobito] [kīpu] their [me] on comings and [ōrai] like that around here, and [kotoba] spreads."

There are people keep their eyes on comings and goings like that around here, and word spreads.”

122

Rand hesitated, then asked, “What about Elaida?”

Rand hesitated, then asked, “What about Elaida?”

123

The [yadoya no shujin] hesitated too, and finally shook his [atama].

The innkeeper hesitated too, and finally shook his head.

124

“I don’t think so.

“I don’t think so.

125

Maybe [baai] you didn’t have a [setsuzoku] to Thom.

Maybe if you didn’t have a connection to Thom.

126

She’d winkle it out, and then where would you be?

She’d winkle it out, and then where would you be?

127

No [uranai].

No telling.

128

Maybe in a [seru].

Maybe in a cell.

129

Maybe worse.

Maybe worse.

130

They say she has a [michi] of [kanji] [monogoto], what’s happened, what’s going to happen.

They say she has a way of feeling things, what’s happened, what’s going to happen.

131

They say she can cut [migi] through to what a [otoko] [nozon de iru] to hide.

They say she can cut right through to what a man wants to hide.

132

I don’t know, [shikashi] I wouldn’t [risuku] it.

I don’t know, but I wouldn’t risk it.

133

[baai] it wasn’t for Thom, you could go to the [keibi].

If it wasn’t for Thom, you could go to the Guards.

134

They’d take [kaigo] of any [Kurai-yūjin] quick enough.

They’d take care of any Darkfriends quick enough.

135

[shikashi] even [baai] you could [kīpu] Thom [shizuka] from the [keibi], [kotoba] would [rīchi] Elaida as soon as you mentioned [Kurai-yūjin], and then you’re back where we started."

But even if you could keep Thom quiet from the Guards, word would reach Elaida as soon as you mentioned Darkfriends, and then you’re back where we started.”

136

"No [keibi],"

“No Guards,”

137

Rand agreed.

Rand agreed.

138

Mat nodded vigorously [dōjini, tsutsu, issun] stuffing a [fōku] into his [kuchi no naka] and got [nikujū] on his [ago].

Mat nodded vigorously while stuffing a fork into his mouth and got gravy on his chin.

139

"[meiwaku] is, you’re caught up in the [furinji] of [seiji], [wakamono], even [baai] it’s none of your doing, and [seiji] is a foggy [shitsugen] full of [hebi]."

“Trouble is, you’re caught up in the fringes of politics, lad, even if it’s none of your doing, and politics is a foggy mire full of snakes.”

140

“What about—”

“What about —”

141

Rand began, [shikashi] the [yadoya no shujin] grimaced suddenly, his [isu] creaking under his [baruku] as he sat up straight.

Rand began, but the innkeeper grimaced suddenly, his chair creaking under his bulk as he sat up straight.

142

The [ryōri jin] was standing in the [toguchi] to the [kicchin], wiping her [te] with her [epuron].

The cook was standing in the doorway to the kitchen, wiping her hands with her apron.

143

When she [mimashita] the [yadoya no shujin] looking she motioned for him to come, then vanished back into the [kicchin].

When she saw the innkeeper looking she motioned for him to come, then vanished back into the kitchen.

144

"might as [yoku] be [kekkon shita] to her."

“Might as well be married to her.”

145

[shujin] Gill sighed.

Master Gill sighed.

146

"Finds [monogoto] that must fixing before I know there’s anything wrong.

“Finds things that need fixing before I know there’s anything wrong.

147

[baai] it’s not the drains stopped up, or the [toi] clogged, it’s [ratto].

If it’s not the drains stopped up, or the downspouts clogged, it’s rats.

148

I [kīpu] a clean [basho], you understand, [shikashi] with so many [hitobito] in the [toshi], [ratto] are everywhere.

I keep a clean place, you understand, but with so many people in the city, rats are everywhere.

149

[gunshū] [hitobito] together and you get [ratto], and Caemlyn has a plague of them all of a sudden.

Crowd people together and you get rats, and Caemlyn has a plague of them all of a sudden.

150

You wouldn’t [shinjiru] what a [yoi] [neko], a prime ratter, fetches these [hi].

You wouldn’t believe what a good cat, a prime ratter, fetches these days.

151

Your [heya] is in the [yaneura heya].

Your room is in the attic.

152

I’ll tell the [onnanoko] which; any of them can [shō] you to it.

I’ll tell the girls which; any of them can show you to it.

153

And don’t [shinpai] about [Kurai-yūjin].

And don’t worry about Darkfriends.

154

I can’t say much [yoi] about the Whitecloaks, [shikashi] between them and the [keibi], that [sōto] won’t dare [shō] their filthy [kao] in Caemlyn."

I can’t say much good about the Whitecloaks, but between them and the Guards, that sort won’t dare show their filthy faces in Caemlyn.”

155

His [isu] squeaked again as he pushed it back and stood.

His chair squeaked again as he pushed it back and stood.

156

"I [kibō] it isn’t the drains again."

“I hope it isn’t the drains again.”

157

Rand went back to his [tabemono], [shikashi] he [mimashita] that Mat had stopped eating.

Rand went back to his food, but he saw that Mat had stopped eating.

158

"I [shikō] you were hungry,"

“I thought you were hungry,”

159

he said.

he said.

160

Mat kept staring at his [purēto], pushing one [ichi mai] of [poteto] in a [sākuru] with his [fōku].

Mat kept staring at his plate, pushing one piece of potato in a circle with his fork.

161

“You have to eat, Mat.

“You have to eat, Mat.

162

We must to [kīpu] up our [tsuyosa] [baai] we’re going to [rīchi] [tāru] Valon."

We need to keep up our strength if we’re going to reach Tar Valon.”

163

Mat let out a [hikui], bitter [warai].

Mat let out a low, bitter laugh.

164

"[tāru] Valon!

“Tar Valon!

165

All this [jikan] it’s been Caemlyn.

All this time it’s been Caemlyn.

166

Moiraine would be waiting for us in Caemlyn.

Moiraine would be waiting for us in Caemlyn.

167

We’d find Perrin and Egwene in Caemlyn.

We’d find Perrin and Egwene in Caemlyn.

168

Everything would be all [migi] [baai] we only got to Caemlyn.

Everything would be all right if we only got to Caemlyn.

169

[yoku], here we are, and nothing’s [migi].

Well, here we are, and nothing’s right.

170

No Moiraine, no Perrin, no anybody.

No Moiraine, no Perrin, no anybody.

171

Now it’s everything will be all [migi] [baai] we only get to [tāru] Valon."

Now it’s everything will be all right if we only get to Tar Valon.”

172

“We’re alive,”

“We’re alive,”

173

Rand said, more sharply than he had intended.

Rand said, more sharply than he had intended.

174

He took a [fukai] [iki] and tried to moderate his [kuchō].

He took a deep breath and tried to moderate his tone.

175

“We are alive.

“We are alive.

176

That much is all [migi].

That much is all right.

177

And I intend to [taizai] alive.

And I intend to stay alive.

178

I intend to find out why we’re so important.

I intend to find out why we’re so important.

179

I won’t give up.”

I won’t give up.”

180

"All these [hitobito], and any of them could be [Kurai-yūjin].

“All these people, and any of them could be Darkfriends.

181

[shujin] Gill promised to [tasukeru] us awfully quick.

Master Gill promised to help us awfully quick.

182

What [shinsetsu] of [otoko] just [kata o sukumeru] off Aes Sedai and [Kurai-yūjin]?

What kind of man just shrugs off Aes Sedai and Darkfriends?

183

It isn’t natural.

It isn’t natural.

184

Any decent [hito] would tell us to get out, or...

Any decent person would tell us to get out, or...

185

or...

or...

186

or something.”

or something.”

187

“Eat,”

“Eat,”

188

Rand said gently, and watched until Mat began chewing a [ichi mai] of [gyūniku].

Rand said gently, and watched until Mat began chewing a piece of beef.

189

He left his own [te] resting beside his [purēto] for a [bun], pressing them against the [hyō] to [kīpu] them from shaking.

He left his own hands resting beside his plate for a minute, pressing them against the table to keep them from shaking.

190

He was scared.

He was scared.

191

Not about [shujin] Gill, of [mochiron], [shikashi] there was enough without that.

Not about Master Gill, of course, but there was enough without that.

192

Those tall [toshi] [kabe] would not [teishi] a Fade.

Those tall city walls would not stop a Fade.

193

Maybe he should tell the [yadoya no shujin] about that.

Maybe he should tell the innkeeper about that.

194

[shikashi] even [baai] Gill believed, would he be as willing to [tasukeru] [baai] he [shikō] a Fade might [shō] up at The [joō]’s [shukufuku]?

But even if Gill believed, would he be as willing to help if he thought a Fade might show up at The Queen’s Blessing?

195

And the [ratto].

And the rats.

196

Maybe [ratto] did thrive where there were a [takusan] of [hitobito], [shikashi] he remembered the [yume] that was not a [yume] in Baerlon, and a small [sebone] snapping.

Maybe rats did thrive where there were a lot of people, but he remembered the dream that was not a dream in Baerlon, and a small spine snapping.

197

Sometimes the [Kurai] One uses [funiku] [taberu] as his [me], Lan had said.

Sometimes the Dark One uses carrion eaters as his eyes, Lan had said.

198

[watarigarasu], [karasu], [ratto]...

Ravens, crows, rats...

199

He ate, [shikashi] when he was done he could not remember tasting a [shinguru] [hitokuchi].

He ate, but when he was done he could not remember tasting a single bite.

200

A serving [meido], the one who had been polishing [shokudai] when they came in, showed them up to the [yaneura heya] [heya].

A serving maid, the one who had been polishing candlesticks when they came in, showed them up to the attic room.

201

A dormer [windō] pierced the slanting outer [kabe], with a [shindai] on either [saido] of it and [pegu] beside the [tobira] for hanging their [mochimono].

A dormer window pierced the slanting outer wall, with a bed on either side of it and pegs beside the door for hanging their belongings.

202

The [kurai]-eyed [onnanoko] had a [keikō] to [tsuisuto] her [sukāto] and [kusu kusu] whenever she looked at Rand.

The dark-eyed girl had a tendency to twist her skirt and giggle whenever she looked at Rand.

203

She was [kawaii], [shikashi] he knew [baai] he said anything to her he would just make a [baka] of himself.

She was pretty, but he knew if he said anything to her he would just make a fool of himself.

204

She made him [negai] he had Perrin’s [michi] with [onnanoko]; he was glad when she left.

She made him wish he had Perrin’s way with girls; he was glad when she left.

205

He expected some [komento] from Mat, [shikashi] as soon as she was gone, Mat threw himself on one of the [shindai], still in his [gaitō] and [būtsu], and turned his [kao] to the [kabe].

He expected some comment from Mat, but as soon as she was gone, Mat threw himself on one of the beds, still in his cloak and boots, and turned his face to the wall.

206

Rand hung his [monogoto] up, watching Mat’s back.

Rand hung his things up, watching Mat’s back.

207

He [shikō] Mat had his [te] under his [kōto], clutching that [dagā] again.

He thought Mat had his hand under his coat, clutching that dagger again.

208

“You just going to lie up here hiding?”

“You just going to lie up here hiding?”

209

he said finally.

he said finally.

210

“I’m tired,”

“I’m tired,”

211

Mat mumbled.

Mat mumbled.

212

"We have [shitsumon] to ask [shujin] Gill, yet.

“We have questions to ask Master Gill, yet.

213

He might even be able to tell us how to find Egwene, and Perrin.

He might even be able to tell us how to find Egwene, and Perrin.

214

They could be in Caemlyn already [baai] they managed to [hangu] onto their [uma]."

They could be in Caemlyn already if they managed to hang onto their horses.”

215

"They’re [shin da],"

“They’re dead,”

216

Mat said to the [kabe].

Mat said to the wall.

217

Rand hesitated, then gave up.

Rand hesitated, then gave up.

218

He closed the [tobira] softly behind him, hoping Mat really would [suimin].

He closed the door softly behind him, hoping Mat really would sleep.

219

Downstairs, however, [shujin] Gill was nowhere to be found, though the sharp [hyōjō] in the [ryōri jin]’s [me] said she was looking for him, too.

Downstairs, however, Master Gill was nowhere to be found, though the sharp look in the cook’s eye said she was looking for him, too.

220

For a [dōjini, tsutsu, issun] Rand sat in the common [heya], [shikashi] he found himself eyeing every [patoron] who came in, every [gaijin] who could be anyone – or anything – especially in the [shunkan] when he was [saisho] silhouetted as a cloaked [kuro] [keijō] in the [toguchi].

For a while Rand sat in the common room, but he found himself eyeing every patron who came in, every stranger who could be anyone – or anything – especially in the moment when he was first silhouetted as a cloaked black shape in the doorway.

221

A Fade in the [heya] would be like a [fokkusu] in a [chikin] [koya].

A Fade in the room would be like a fox in a chicken coop.

222

A [eihei] entered from the [sutorīto].

A Guardsman entered from the street.

223

The [akai]-uniformed [otoko] stopped just [uchigawa] the [tobira], running a cool [me] over those in the [heya] who were obviously from [soto ni] the [toshi].

The red-uniformed man stopped just inside the door, running a cool eye over those in the room who were obviously from outside the city.

224

Rand studied the [takujō] when the [eihei]’s [me] fell on him; when he looked up again, the [otoko] was gone.

Rand studied the tabletop when the Guardsman’s eyes fell on him; when he looked up again, the man was gone.

225

The [kurai]-eyed [meido] was passing with her [ude] full of [taoru].

The dark-eyed maid was passing with her arms full of towels.

226

“They do that sometimes,”

“They do that sometimes,”

227

she said in a confiding [kuchō] as she went by.

she said in a confiding tone as she went by.

228

"Just to see there’s no [meiwaku].

“Just to see there’s no trouble.

229

They [hyōjō] after [yoi] [joō]’s [fōku], they do.

They look after good Queen’s folk, they do.

230

Nothing for you to [shinpai] about."

Nothing for you to worry about.”

231

She giggled.

She giggled.

232

Rand shook his [atama].

Rand shook his head.

233

Nothing for him to [shinpai] about.

Nothing for him to worry about.

234

It was not as [baai] the [eihei] would have come over and demanded to know [baai] he knew Thom Merrilin.

It was not as if the Guardsman would have come over and demanded to know if he knew Thom Merrilin.

235

He was getting as bad as Mat.

He was getting as bad as Mat.

236

He scraped back his [isu].

He scraped back his chair.

237

Another [meido] was checking the [abura] in the [ranpu] along the [kabe].

Another maid was checking the oil in the lamps along the wall.

238

"Is there another [heya] where I could sit?"

“Is there another room where I could sit?”

239

he asked her.

he asked her.

240

He did not want to go back upstairs and shut himself up with Mat’s sullen [tettai].

He did not want to go back upstairs and shut himself up with Mat’s sullen withdrawal.

241

"Maybe a private dining [heya] that’s not [kōfuku] used?"

“Maybe a private dining room that’s not being used?”

242

"There’s the [toshokan]."

“There’s the library.”

243

She pointed to a [tobira].

She pointed to a door.

244

"Through there, to your [migi], at the [owari] of the [hōru].

“Through there, to your right, at the end of the hall.

245

might be empty, this [jikan]."

Might be empty, this hour.”

246

“Thank you.

“Thank you.

247

[baai] you see [shujin] Gill, would you tell him Rand al’Thor needs to [hanashi] to him [baai] he can spare a [bun]?"

If you see Master Gill, would you tell him Rand al’Thor needs to talk to him if he can spare a minute?”

248

“I’ll tell him,”

“I’ll tell him,”

249

she said, then grinned.

she said, then grinned.

250

"[ryōri jin] [nozon de iru] to [hanashi] to him, too."

“Cook wants to talk to him, too.”

251

The [yadoya no shujin] was probably hiding, he [shikō] as he turned away from her.

The innkeeper was probably hiding, he thought as he turned away from her.

252

When he stepped into the [heya] to which she had directed him, he stopped and stared.

When he stepped into the room to which she had directed him, he stopped and stared.

253

The [tana] must have held three or four hundred [bukku], more than he had ever seen in one [basho] before.

The shelves must have held three or four hundred books, more than he had ever seen in one place before.

254

Clothbound, [kawa]-[ketsugō shita] with gilded [toge].

Clothbound, leather-bound with gilded spines.

255

Only a few had wooden [kabā shite imasu].

Only a few had wooden covers.

256

His [me] gobbled up the [taitoru], [pikkingu] out old [okiniiri].

His eyes gobbled up the titles, picking out old favorites.

257

The [ugokasu] of Jain Farstrider.

The Travels of Jain Farstrider.

258

The [ronbun] of Willim of Maneches.

The Essays of Willim of Maneches.

259

His [iki] caught at the [kōkei] of a [kawa] [ketsugō shita] [kopī] of [boijā] Among the [umi] [fōku].

His breath caught at the sight of a leather bound copy of Voyager Among the Sea Folk.

260

Tam had always wanted to read that.

Tam had always wanted to read that.

261

Picturing Tam, turning the [hon] over in his [te] with a [egao], getting the feel of it before settling down before the [danro] with his [paipu] to read, his own [te] tightened on his [ken] [moyō] with a [kankaku] of [sonshitsu] and [kūkyo] that dampened all his [yorokobi] in the [bukku].

Picturing Tam, turning the book over in his hands with a smile, getting the feel of it before settling down before the fireplace with his pipe to read, his own hand tightened on his sword hilt with a sense of loss and emptiness that dampened all his pleasure in the books.

262

A [nodo] cleared behind him, and he suddenly realized he was not alone.

A throat cleared behind him, and he suddenly realized he was not alone.

263

Ready to apologize for his [burei], he turned.

Ready to apologize for his rudeness, he turned.

264

He was used to [kōfuku] taller than almost everyone he met, [shikashi] this [jikan] his [me] traveled up and up and up, and his [kuchi no naka] fell [ōpun].

He was used to being taller than almost everyone he met, but this time his eyes traveled up and up and up, and his mouth fell open.

265

Then he came to the [atama] almost reaching the ten-[ashi] [tenjō].

Then he came to the head almost reaching the ten-foot ceiling.

266

A [hana] as broad as the [kao], so wide it was more a [hana] than a [hana].

A nose as broad as the face, so wide it was more a snout than a nose.

267

[mayuge] that hung down like [o], framing pale [me] as big as [tī chawan].

Eyebrows that hung down like tails, framing pale eyes as big as teacups.

268

[mimi] that poked up to tufted [pointo] through a shaggy, [kuro] [tategami].

Ears that poked up to tufted points through a shaggy, black mane.

269

Trolloc!

Trolloc!

270

He let out a [ēru] and tried to back up and [dorō] his [ken].

He let out a yell and tried to back up and draw his sword.

271

His [ashi] got tangled, and he sat down hard, instead.

His feet got tangled, and he sat down hard, instead.

272

"I [negai] you [ningen] wouldn’t do that,"

“I wish you humans wouldn’t do that,”

273

rumbled a [koe] as [fukai] as a [doramu].

rumbled a voice as deep as a drum.

274

The tufted [mimi] twitched violently, and the [koe] became sad.

The tufted ears twitched violently, and the voice became sad.

275

“So few of you remember us.

“So few of you remember us.

276

It’s our own [koshō], I suppose.

It’s our own fault, I suppose.

277

Not many of us have gone out among [dansei] since the [kage] fell on the [hōhō].

Not many of us have gone out among men since the Shadow fell on the Ways.

278

That’s...

That’s...

279

oh, six [sedai], now.

oh, six generations, now.

280

[migi] after the [sensō] of the Hundred [toshi], it was."

Right after the War of the Hundred Years, it was.”

281

The shaggy [atama] shook and let out a [tameiki] that would have done [kurejitto] to a [buru].

The shaggy head shook and let out a sigh that would have done credit to a bull.

282

"Too long, too long, and so few to [ryokō] and see, it might as [yoku] have been none."

“Too long, too long, and so few to travel and see, it might as well have been none.”

283

Rand sat there for a [bun] with his [kuchi no naka] hanging [ōpun], staring up at the [genei] in wide-toed, [hiza]-high [būtsu] and a [kurai] [aoi] [kōto] that buttoned from the [kubi] to the [koshi], then flared out to his [būtsu] [toppusu] like a [kiruto] over baggy [zubon].

Rand sat there for a minute with his mouth hanging open, staring up at the apparition in wide-toed, knee-high boots and a dark blue coat that buttoned from the neck to the waist, then flared out to his boot tops like a kilt over baggy trousers.

284

In one [te] was a [hon], seeming tiny by [hikaku], with a [yubi] broad enough for three [mākingu] the [basho].

In one hand was a book, seeming tiny by comparison, with a finger broad enough for three marking the place.

285

"I [shikō] you were—"

“I thought you were —”

286

he began, then caught himself.

he began, then caught himself.

287

“What are– ?”

“What are– ?”

288

That was not any [yori yoi].

That was not any better.

289

Getting to his [ashi], he gingerly offered his [te].

Getting to his feet, he gingerly offered his hand.

290

"My [namae] is Rand al’Thor."

“My name is Rand al’Thor.”

291

A [te] as big as a [hamu] engulfed his; it was accompanied by a formal [bou].

A hand as big as a ham engulfed his; it was accompanied by a formal bow.

292

"Loial, [musuko] of Arent [musuko] of Halan.

“Loial, son of Arent son of Halan.

293

Your [namae] sings in my [mimi], Rand al’Thor.

Your name sings in my ears, Rand al’Thor.

294

"That sounded like a ritual [aisatsu] to Rand.

“That sounded like a ritual greeting to Rand.

295

He returned the [bou].

He returned the bow.

296

"Your [namae] sings in my [mimi], Loial, [musuko] of Arent...

“Your name sings in my ears, Loial, son of Arent...

297

ah...

ah...

298

[musuko] of Halan.

son of Halan.

299

“It was all a little unreal.

“It was all a little unreal.

300

He still did not know what Loial was.

He still did not know what Loial was.

301

The [gurippu] of Loial’s huge [yubi] was surprisingly gentle, [shikashi] he was still relieved to get his [te] back in one [ichi mai].

The grip of Loial’s huge fingers was surprisingly gentle, but he was still relieved to get his hand back in one piece.

302

"You [ningen] are [hijō ni] excitable,"

“You humans are very excitable,”

303

Loial said in that [teion] rumble.

Loial said in that bass rumble.

304

"I had heard all the [ie], and read the [bukku], of [mochiron], [shikashi] I didn’t realize.

“I had heard all the stories, and read the books, of course, but I didn’t realize.

305

My [saisho] [ichi nichi] in Caemlyn, I could not [shinjiru] the [ōsawagi].

My first day in Caemlyn, I could not believe the uproar.

306

[kodomo tachi] [saken da], and [josei] screamed, and a mob chased me all the [michi] across the [toshi], waving [kurabu] and [naifu] and [tōchi], and shouting, ’Trolloc!’ I’m afraid I was almost [hajime] to get a little [dōyō].

Children cried, and women screamed, and a mob chased me all the way across the city, waving clubs and knives and torches, and shouting, ’Trolloc!’ I’m afraid I was almost beginning to get a little upset.

307

There’s no [uranai] what would have happened [baai] a [pātī] of the [joō]’s [keibi] hadn’t come along."

There’s no telling what would have happened if a party of the Queen’s Guards hadn’t come along.”

308

"A lucky [koto],"

“A lucky thing,”

309

Rand said faintly.

Rand said faintly.

310

"Yes, [shikashi] even the Guardsmen seemed almost as afraid of me as the [tanin].

“Yes, but even the Guardsmen seemed almost as afraid of me as the others.

311

Four [hi] in Caemlyn now, and I haven’t been able to put my [hana] [soto ni] this [in].

Four days in Caemlyn now, and I haven’t been able to put my nose outside this inn.

312

[yoi] [shujin] Gill even asked me not to [shiyō] the common [heya]."

Good Master Gill even asked me not to use the common room.”

313

His [mimi] twitched.

His ears twitched.

314

"Not that he hasn’t been [hijō ni] hospitable, you understand.

“Not that he hasn’t been very hospitable, you understand.

315

[shikashi] there was a [sukoshi] of [meiwaku] that [saisho] [yoru, kishi_knt].

But there was a bit of trouble that first night.

316

All the [ningen] seemed to want to [kyūka] at once.

All the humans seemed to want to leave at once.

317

Such screaming and shouting, everyone trying to get through the [tobira] at the same [jikan].

Such screaming and shouting, everyone trying to get through the door at the same time.

318

Some of them could have been [kizutsuketa]."

Some of them could have been hurt.”

319

Rand stared in [miryoku] at those twitching [mimi].

Rand stared in fascination at those twitching ears.

320

“I’ll tell you, it was not for this I left the stedding.”

“I’ll tell you, it was not for this I left the stedding.”

321

“You’re an Ogier!”

“You’re an Ogier!”

322

Rand exclaimed.

Rand exclaimed.

323

"[taiki]!

“Wait!

324

Six [sedai]?

Six generations?

325

You said the [sensō] of the Hundred [toshi]!

You said the War of the Hundred Years!

326

How old are you?”

How old are you?”

327

He knew it was rude as soon as he said it, [shikashi] Loial became defensive rather than offended.

He knew it was rude as soon as he said it, but Loial became defensive rather than offended.

328

"Ninety [toshi],"

“Ninety years,”

329

the Ogier said stiffly.

the Ogier said stiffly.

330

"In only ten more I’ll be able to [adoresu] the [kirikabu].

“In only ten more I’ll be able to address the Stump.

331

I think the [chōrō] should have let me speak, since they were deciding whether I could [kyūka] or not.

I think the Elders should have let me speak, since they were deciding whether I could leave or not.

332

[shikashi] then they always [shinpai] about anyone of any [jidai] going [soto ni].

But then they always worry about anyone of any age going Outside.

333

You [ningen] are so hasty, so erratic."

You humans are so hasty, so erratic.”

334

He blinked and gave a short [bou].

He blinked and gave a short bow.

335

“Please forgive me.

“Please forgive me.

336

I shouldn’t have said that.

I shouldn’t have said that.

337

[shikashi] you do [tatakai] all the [jikan], even when there’s no must to."

But you do fight all the time, even when there’s no need to.”

338

"That’s all [migi],"

“That’s all right,”

339

Rand said.

Rand said.

340

He was still trying to take in Loial’s [jidai].

He was still trying to take in Loial’s age.

341

Older than old Cenn Buie, and still not old enough to...

Older than old Cenn Buie, and still not old enough to...

342

He sat down in one of the high-backed [isu].

He sat down in one of the high-backed chairs.

343

Loial took another, made to hold two; he filled it.

Loial took another, made to hold two; he filled it.

344

Sitting, he was as tall as most [dansei] standing.

Sitting, he was as tall as most men standing.

345

“At least they did let you go.”

“At least they did let you go.”

346

Loial looked at the [yuka], wrinkling his [hana] and rubbing at it with one thick [yubi].

Loial looked at the floor, wrinkling his nose and rubbing at it with one thick finger.

347

"[yoku], as to that, now.

“Well, as to that, now.

348

You see, the [kirikabu] had not been [kaigi] [hijō ni] long, not even a [toshi], [shikashi] I could tell from what I heard that by the [jikan] they reached a [ketsudan] I would be old enough to go without their [kyoka].

You see, the Stump had not been meeting very long, not even a year, but I could tell from what I heard that by the time they reached a decision I would be old enough to go without their permission.

349

I am afraid they’ll say I put a long [handoru] on my [ono], [shikashi] I just...

I am afraid they’ll say I put a long handle on my axe, but I just...

350

left.

left.

351

The [chōrō] always said I was too [atsui]-headed, and I [kyōfu] I’ve proven them [migi].

The Elders always said I was too hot-headed, and I fear I’ve proven them right.

352

I [fushigi] [baai] they have realized I’m gone, yet?

I wonder if they have realized I’m gone, yet?

353

[shikashi] I had to go."

But I had to go.”

354

Rand [sukoshi] his [rippu] to [kīpu] from laughing.

Rand bit his lip to keep from laughing.

355

[baai] Loial was a [atsui]-headed Ogier, he could imagine what most Ogier were like.

If Loial was a hot-headed Ogier, he could imagine what most Ogier were like.

356

Had not been [kaigi] [hijō ni] long, not even a [toshi]?

Had not been meeting very long, not even a year?

357

[shujin] al’Vere would just [furu] his [atama] in [fushigi]; a [mura] [kyōgi-kai] [kaigi] that lasted [hanbun] a [ichi nichi] would have everybody jumping up and down, even Haral Luhhan.

Master al’Vere would just shake his head in wonder; a Village Council meeting that lasted half a day would have everybody jumping up and down, even Haral Luhhan.

358

A [nami] of [hōmushikku] swept over him, [tsukuri] it hard to breathe for [omoide] of Tam, and Egwene, and the Winespring [in], and Bel [kōdinēto] on the [midori] in happier [hi].

A wave of homesickness swept over him, making it hard to breathe for memories of Tam, and Egwene, and the Winespring Inn, and Bel Tine on the Green in happier days.

359

He forced them away.

He forced them away.

360

"[baai] you don’t [kokoro] my asking,"

“If you don’t mind my asking,”

361

he said, [kuria] his [nodo], "why did you want to go...

he said, clearing his throat, “why did you want to go...

362

ah, [soto ni], so much?

ah, Outside, so much?

363

I [negai] I’d never left my home, myself."

I wish I’d never left my home, myself.”

364

“Why, to see,”

“Why, to see,”

365

Loial said as [baai] it were the most obvious [koto] in the [sekai].

Loial said as if it were the most obvious thing in the world.

366

"I read the [bukku], all the [ryokō][akaunto], and it began to [yakedo] in me that I had to see, not just read."

“I read the books, all the travelers’ accounts, and it began to burn in me that I had to see, not just read.”

367

His pale [me] brightened, and his [mimi] stiffened.

His pale eyes brightened, and his ears stiffened.

368

"I studied every [sukurappu] I could find about traveling, about the [hōhō], and [zeikan] in [ningen] [tochi], and the [toshi] we built for you [ningen] after the Breaking of the [sekai].

“I studied every scrap I could find about traveling, about the Ways, and customs in human lands, and the cities we built for you humans after the Breaking of the World.

369

And the more I read, the more I knew that I had to go [soto ni], go to those [basho] we had been, and see the [kodachi] for myself."

And the more I read, the more I knew that I had to go Outside, go to those places we had been, and see the groves for myself.”

370

Rand blinked.

Rand blinked.

371

"[kodachi]?"

“Groves?”

372

"Yes, the [kodachi].

“Yes, the groves.

373

The [kigi].

The trees.

374

Only a few of the Great [kigi], of [mochiron], towering to the [sora] to [kīpu] [omoide] of the stedding fresh."

Only a few of the Great Trees, of course, towering to the sky to keep memories of the stedding fresh.”

375

His [isu] groaned as he shifted forward, gesturing with his [te], one of which still held the [hon].

His chair groaned as he shifted forward, gesturing with his hands, one of which still held the book.

376

His [me] were brighter than ever, and his [mimi] almost quivered.

His eyes were brighter than ever, and his ears almost quivered.

377

"Mostly they used the [kigi] of the [tochi] and the [basho].

“Mostly they used the trees of the land and the place.

378

You cannot make the [tochi] go against itself.

You cannot make the land go against itself.

379

Not for long; the [tochi] will [hanran].

Not for long; the land will rebel.

380

You must [keijō] the [bijon] to the [tochi], not the [tochi] to the [bijon].

You must shape the vision to the land, not the land to the vision.

381

In every [gurōbu] was planted every [tsurī] that would grow and thrive in that [basho], each balanced against the next, each placed to [hokan] the [tanin], for the best growing, of [mochiron], [shikashi] also so that the [baransu] would [utau] in the [me] and the [kokoro].

In every grove was planted every tree that would grow and thrive in that place, each balanced against the next, each placed to complement the others, for the best growing, of course, but also so that the balance would sing in the eye and the heart.

382

Ah, the [bukku] spoke of [kodachi] to make [chōrō] weep and [warai] at the same [jikan], [kodachi] to remain [midori] in [memori] forever."

Ah, the books spoke of groves to make Elders weep and laugh at the same time, groves to remain green in memory forever.”

383

"What about the [toshi]?"

“What about the cities?”

384

Rand asked.

Rand asked.

385

Loial gave him a puzzled [hyōjō].

Loial gave him a puzzled look.

386

"The [toshi].

“The cities.

387

The [toshi] the Ogier built.

The cities the Ogier built.

388

Here, for [insutansu].

Here, for instance.

389

Caemlyn.

Caemlyn.

390

Ogier built Caemlyn, didn’t you?

Ogier built Caemlyn, didn’t you?

391

The [ie] say so."

The stories say so.”

392

"Working with [ishi]..."

“Working with stone...”

393

His [kata] gave a massive [kata o sukumeru].

His shoulders gave a massive shrug.

394

"That was just something learned in the [toshi] after the Breaking, during the [bōmei], when we were still trying to find the stedding again.

“That was just something learned in the years after the Breaking, during the Exile, when we were still trying to find the stedding again.

395

It is a [bakkin] [koto], I suppose, [shikashi] not the true [koto].

It is a fine thing, I suppose, but not the true thing.

396

Try as you will – and I have read that the Ogier who built those [toshi] truly did try – you cannot make [ishi] live.

Try as you will – and I have read that the Ogier who built those cities truly did try – you cannot make stone live.

397

A few still do [shigoto] with [ishi], [shikashi] only because you [ningen] [damēji] the [tatemono] so often with your [sensō].

A few still do work with stone, but only because you humans damage the buildings so often with your wars.

398

There were a [ichi nigiri] of Ogier in...

There were a handful of Ogier in...

399

ah...

ah...

400

Cairhien, it’s called now...

Cairhien, it’s called now...

401

when I passed through.

when I passed through.

402

They were from another stedding, luckily, so they didn’t know about me, [shikashi] they were still suspicious that I was [soto ni] alone so young.

They were from another stedding, luckily, so they didn’t know about me, but they were still suspicious that I was Outside alone so young.

403

I suppose it’s just as [yoku] there was no [riyū] for me to linger there.

I suppose it’s just as well there was no reason for me to linger there.

404

In any case, you see, working with [ishi] is just something that was [suiryoku] on us by the [ori] of the [moyō]; the [kodachi] came from the [kokoro]."

In any case, you see, working with stone is just something that was thrust on us by the weaving of the Pattern; the groves came from the heart.”

405

Rand shook his [atama].

Rand shook his head.

406

[hanbun] the [ie] he had [zōshoku saseta] up with had just been stood on their [heddo].

Half the stories he had grown up with had just been stood on their heads.

407

"I didn’t know Ogier believed in the [moyō], Loial."

“I didn’t know Ogier believed in the Pattern, Loial.”

408

"Of [mochiron], we [shinjiru].

“Of course, we believe.

409

The [hoīru] of [jikan] weaves the [moyō] of the [toshi], and [inochi] are the [sureddo] it weaves.

The Wheel of Time weaves the Pattern of the Ages, and lives are the threads it weaves.

410

No one can tell how the [sureddo] of his own [jinsei] will be woven into the [moyō], or how the [sureddo] of a [hitobito] will be woven.

No one can tell how the thread of his own life will be woven into the Pattern, or how the thread of a people will be woven.

411

It gave us the Breaking of the [sekai], and the [bōmei], and [ishi], and the [akogare], and eventually it gave us back the stedding before we all died.

It gave us the Breaking of the World, and the Exile, and Stone, and the Longing, and eventually it gave us back the stedding before we all died.

412

Sometimes I think the [riyū] you [ningen] are the [michi] you are is because your [sureddo] are so short.

Sometimes I think the reason you humans are the way you are is because your threads are so short.

413

They must [janpu] around in the [ori].

They must jump around in the weaving.

414

Oh, there, I’ve done it again.

Oh, there, I’ve done it again.

415

The [chōrō] say you [ningen] don’t like to be reminded of how short a [jikan] you live.

The Elders say you humans don’t like to be reminded of how short a time you live.

416

I [kibō] I didn’t [kizutsuketa] your [kimochi]."

I hope I didn’t hurt your feelings.”

417

Rand laughed and shook his [atama].

Rand laughed and shook his head.

418

“Not at all.

“Not at all.

419

I suppose it’d be [tanoshii] to live as long as you do, [shikashi] I never really [shikō] about it.

I suppose it’d be fun to live as long as you do, but I never really thought about it.

420

I [suisoku] [baai] I live as long as old Cenn Buie, that’ll be long enough for anybody."

I guess if I live as long as old Cenn Buie, that’ll be long enough for anybody.”

421

"He is a [hijō ni] old [otoko]?"

“He is a very old man?”

422

Rand just nodded.

Rand just nodded.

423

He was not about to explain that old Cenn Buie was not quite as old as Loial.

He was not about to explain that old Cenn Buie was not quite as old as Loial.

424

"[yoku],"

“Well,”

425

Loial said, "perhaps you [ningen] do have short [inochi], [shikashi] you do so much with them, always jumping around, always so hasty.

Loial said, “perhaps you humans do have short lives, but you do so much with them, always jumping around, always so hasty.

426

And you have the whole [sekai] to do it in.

And you have the whole world to do it in.

427

We Ogier are [ketsugō shita] to our stedding."

We Ogier are bound to our stedding.”

428

"You’re [soto ni]."

“You’re Outside.”

429

"For a [jikan], Rand.

“For a time, Rand.

430

[shikashi] I must go back, eventually.

But I must go back, eventually.

431

This [sekai] is yours, yours and your [shinsetsu]’s.

This world is yours, yours and your kind’s.

432

The stedding are mine.

The stedding are mine.

433

There’s too much [ikiuma no me o nuku yō na] [soto ni].

There’s too much hurly-burly Outside.

434

And so much is changed from what I read about.”

And so much is changed from what I read about.”

435

"[yoku], [monogoto] do [henkō] over the [toshi].

“Well, things do change over the years.

436

Some, anyway.”

Some, anyway.”

437

“Some?

“Some?

438

[hanbun] the [toshi] I read about aren’t even there any longer, and most of the [nokori] are known by different [namae].

Half the cities I read about aren’t even there any longer, and most of the rest are known by different names.

439

You take Cairhien.

You take Cairhien.

440

The [toshi]’s proper [namae] is Al’cair’rahienallen, [oka] of the Golden [yoake].

The city’s proper name is Al’cair’rahienallen, Hill of the Golden Dawn.

441

They don’t even remember, for all of the [hinode] on their [banā].

They don’t even remember, for all of the sunrise on their banners.

442

And the [gurōbu] there.

And the grove there.

443

I [utagai] [baai] it has been tended since the Trolloc [sensō].

I doubt if it has been tended since the Trolloc Wars.

444

It’s just another [mori], now, where they cut [takigi].

It’s just another forest, now, where they cut firewood.

445

The Great [kigi] are all gone, and no one remembers them.

The Great Trees are all gone, and no one remembers them.

446

And here?

And here?

447

Caemlyn is still Caemlyn, [shikashi] they let the [toshi] grow [migi] over the [gurōbu].

Caemlyn is still Caemlyn, but they let the city grow right over the grove.

448

We’re not a [shihanki] of a [mairu] from the [sentā] of it [migi] where we sit – from where the [sentā] of it should be.

We’re not a quarter of a mile from the center of it right where we sit – from where the center of it should be.

449

Not a [tsurī] of it left.

Not a tree of it left.

450

I’ve been to [namida] and Illian, too.

I’ve been to Tear and Illian, too.

451

Different [namae], and no [omoide].

Different names, and no memories.

452

There’s only [bokusō-chi] for their [uma] where the [gurōbu] was at [namida], and at Illian the [gurōbu] is the [ō]’s [pāku], where he hunts his [shika], and none allowed [uchigawa] without his [kyoka].

There’s only pasture for their horses where the grove was at Tear, and at Illian the grove is the King’s park, where he hunts his deer, and none allowed inside without his permission.

453

It has all changed, Rand.

It has all changed, Rand.

454

I [kyōfu] [hijō ni] much that I will find the same everywhere I go.

I fear very much that I will find the same everywhere I go.

455

All the [kodachi] gone, all the [omoide] gone, all the dreams [shin da]."

All the groves gone, all the memories gone, all the dreams dead.”

456

“You can’t give up, Loial.

“You can’t give up, Loial.

457

You can’t ever give up.

You can’t ever give up.

458

[baai] you give up, you might as [yoku] be [shin da]."

If you give up, you might as well be dead.”

459

Rand sank back in his [isu] as far as he could go, his [kao] turning [akai].

Rand sank back in his chair as far as he could go, his face turning red.

460

He expected the Ogier to [warai] at him, [shikashi] Loial nodded gravely instead.

He expected the Ogier to laugh at him, but Loial nodded gravely instead.

461

"Yes, that’s the [michi] of your [shinsetsu], isn’t it?"

“Yes, that’s the way of your kind, isn’t it?”

462

The Ogier’s [koe] changed, as [baai] he were quoting something.

The Ogier’s voice changed, as if he were quoting something.

463

"Till [hikage] is gone, till [mizu] is gone, into the [kage] with [ha] bared, screaming [hankō] with the [saigo] [iki], to [kushi] in Sightblinder’s [me] on the [saigo] [ichi nichi]."

“Till shade is gone, till water is gone, into the Shadow with teeth bared, screaming defiance with the last breath, to spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the Last Day.”

464

Loial cocked his shaggy [atama] expectantly, [shikashi] Rand had no [kangae] what it was he expected.

Loial cocked his shaggy head expectantly, but Rand had no idea what it was he expected.

465

A [bun] went by with Loial waiting, then another, and his long [mayuge] began to [dorō] down in [konwaku].

A minute went by with Loial waiting, then another, and his long eyebrows began to draw down in puzzlement.

466

[shikashi] he still waited, the [chinmoku] growing uncomfortable for Rand.

But he still waited, the silence growing uncomfortable for Rand.

467

"The Great [kigi],"

“The Great Trees,”

468

Rand said finally, just for something to [kyūkei] that [chinmoku].

Rand said finally, just for something to break that silence.

469

“Are they like Avendesora?”

“Are they like Avendesora?”

470

Loial sat up sharply; his [isu] squealed and cracked so loudly Rand [shikō] it was going to come apart.

Loial sat up sharply; his chair squealed and cracked so loudly Rand thought it was going to come apart.

471

"You know [yori yoi] than that.

“You know better than that.

472

You, of all [hitobito]."

You, of all people.”

473

“Me?

“Me?

474

How would I know?”

How would I know?”

475

"Are you playing a [jōku] on me?

“Are you playing a joke on me?

476

Sometimes you Aielmen think the oddest [monogoto] are funny."

Sometimes you Aielmen think the oddest things are funny.”

477

“What?

“What?

478

I’m not an Aielman!

I’m not an Aielman!

479

I’m from the Two [kawa].

I’m from the Two Rivers.

480

I never even [mimashita] an Aielman!"

I never even saw an Aielman!”

481

Loial shook his [atama], and the [bō] on his [mimi] drooped outward.

Loial shook his head, and the tufts on his ears drooped outward.

482

“You see?

“You see?

483

Everything is changed, and [hanbun] of what I know is useless.

Everything is changed, and half of what I know is useless.

484

I [kibō] I did not offend you.

I hope I did not offend you.

485

I’m sure your Two [kawa] is a [hijō ni] [bakkin] [basho], wherever it is."

I’m sure your Two Rivers is a very fine place, wherever it is.”

486

“Somebody told me,”

“Somebody told me,”

487

Rand said, “that it was once called Manetheren.

Rand said, “that it was once called Manetheren.

488

I’d never heard it, [shikashi] maybe you..."

I’d never heard it, but maybe you...”

489

The Ogier’s [mimi] had perked up happily.

The Ogier’s ears had perked up happily.

490

“Ah!

“Ah!

491

Yes.

Yes.

492

Manetheren.”

Manetheren.”

493

The [bō] went down again.

The tufts went down again.

494

"There was a [hijō ni] [bakkin] [gurōbu] there.

“There was a very fine grove there.

495

Your [itami] sings in my [kokoro], Rand al’Thor.

Your pain sings in my heart, Rand al’Thor.

496

We could not come in [jikan]."

We could not come in time.”

497

Loial bowed where he sat, and Rand bowed back.

Loial bowed where he sat, and Rand bowed back.

498

He suspected Loial would be [kizutsuketa] [baai] he did not, would think he was rude at the least.

He suspected Loial would be hurt if he did not, would think he was rude at the least.

499

He wondered [baai] Loial [shikō] he had the same [sōto] of [omoide] the Ogier seemed to.

He wondered if Loial thought he had the same sort of memories the Ogier seemed to.

500

The [kōnā] of Loial’s [kuchi no naka] and [me] were certainly turned down as [baai] he were sharing the [itami] of Rand’s [sonshitsu], just as [baai] the [hakai] of Manetheren were not something that happened two thousand [toshi] ago, near enough, something that Rand only knew about because of Moiraine’s [monogatari].

The corners of Loial’s mouth and eyes were certainly turned down as if he were sharing the pain of Rand’s loss, just as if the destruction of Manetheren were not something that happened two thousand years ago, near enough, something that Rand only knew about because of Moiraine’s story.