|Chapter 21: Leper's End|
Their voices drifted away, left Covenant alone in his bed.
He was thinking dimly, A miracle. That's what it was.
He was a sick man, a victim of Hansen's disease. But he was not a leper--not just a leper. He had the law of his illness carved in large, undeniable letters on the nerves of his body; but he was more than that. In the end, he had not failed the Land.