|Chapter 7: Lena|
After a moment, Lena answered with an air of irrelevance, "There is a man who desires to marry me. he is Triock son of Thuler. Though I am not of age he woos me, so that when the time comes i will make no other choice. But if I were of age now I would not marry him. Oh, he is a good man in his way -- a good Cattleherd, courageous in defense of his kine. And he is taller than most. But there are too many wonders in the world, too much power to know and beauty to share and to create -- and I have not seen the Ranyhyn. I could not marry a Cattleherd who desires no more than a suru-pa-maerl for wife. Rather, I would go to the Loresraat as Atiaran my mother did, and I would stay and not falter no matter what trials the Lore put upon me, until I became a Lord. It is said that such things may happen. Do you think so?"