TDR: A Different Dance

Perrin POV#

Furlan takes Moiraine, Lan, Perrin and Loial to their rooms. He mentions someone proclaiming the Dragon in Ghealdan. Lan remarks that it must be Masema and Moiraine is furious. Perrin goes to his room and after some time Loial comes by. He is delighted that his bed is sung wood, maybe a thousand years old. Perrin skips dinner to think things through. He is worried about the girl staring at him. He feels like he is working one of Master Haral Luhhan's puzzles. Later, he goes to talk to Moiraine. She tells him they must learn if Rand went cross-country or took a boat down river.[1] He asks if she could sense a Darkfriend and tells her about the girl. She says the Darkfriend would have to be really evil for her to sense them. He goes down to the common room where Orban is regaling the patrons with the story of how he on his horse, Lion, and Gann fought the Aiel.

Perrin goes outside and frees the Aielman who introduces himself as Gaul, a Shae'en M'taal or Stone Dog of the Imran sept of the Shaarad Aiel. He is looking for He Who Comes With the Dawn. Perrin tells him Rand is headed to Tear. Gaul cites Aiel prophecy that says, "when the Stone of Tear falls we will leave the Three-fold Land at last. We will be changed, and find again what was ours, and was lost." A dozen Whitecloaks attack and Perrin and Gaul kill them all. Gaul tells Perrin that only he and his friend, Sarien, were attacked by Orban. Sarien was killed. Gaul runs off into the night. As Perrin heads back to the inn, he sees the girl again watching him. Lan walks up, sees what Perrin did, and says they have to leave immediately.

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Notes (Possible Spoilers)#

[#1] He went cross-country. (TDR,Ch36)

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