The Eye of the World: Chapter 22
From Tar Valon Library
Author: Arn Oakenskye
A Path Chosen
Chapter Icon: A Tree
Point of View: Perrin
Setting: Woods along the River Arinelle
Perrin and Egwene walk through the woods
Perrin wakes in a small copse of trees along the east bank of the River Arinelle and grabs his axe looking around for Trollocs as the memory of the night before comes back to him.
Perrin watches the river and knowing himself to be the stronger swimmer heads downriver to search for Egwene. He walks for several miles before finding a hoof-print with one of Master Luhhan's horseshoes.
Following the trail, Perrin finds Egwene and Bela in a clearing under a hemlock with a small fire going and Egwene wielding a branch like a club. Egwene hugs Perrin when she sees that it is him and then pushes him over to the fire to dry off after seeing he is still wet.
Egwene says that it was Bela that got her across the river and that she hasn't seen anyone else. Perrin finishes eating some food Egwene had given him before replying that he hasn't seen anyone either.
Perrin says he's been thinking, to Egwene's surprise. Not knowing if anyone else is alive or dead, but hoping they are, Perrin and Egwene decide to get moving instead of waiting for Trollocs to find them and Perrin thinks they should head towards Caemlyn since Fades will most likely be heading down to Whitebridge.
Perrin asks if there's a chance he can have any more bread and cheese and she replies that it may have to last a long time. Perrin thinks about being a leader and says that they best get started and kicks dirt over the fire.
- Egwene’s first concern is Rand
- When she thinks Perrin is going to suggest waiting for the others, she agrees that is what they should do
- She follows Perrin's lead
- He was never one to “moon over” a map like Rand
Given that Rand and Mat apparently spent hours mooning over maps, how come they never noticed the Two Rivers were part of Andor
ash, alder, hardgum, hemlock