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!__Egwene__ POV

It is late spring and [Egwene|Egwene alVere] is nine years old.[2] 
She is fetching water from the Winespring Water for the shearing of the sheep. 
She intends to be the best water carrier. 

She notices a raven acting unusually bold and wonders about tales of spies for the [Dark One|ShaiTan]. 
[Kenley Ahan] teases her a bit then heads off with his bucket and [Egwene|Egwene alVere] follows. 

The shearing takes place in Widow [Aynal|Fictional Characters]'s Meadow. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] watches for her oldest sister, [Berowyn|Berowyn alVere]. 

She sees [Kenley Ahan] snatch a honeycake from the tables and thinks he is as bad as [Ewin Finngar]. 
[Corin Ayellin] catches him. 

[Egwene|Egwene alVere] sees [Perrin Aybara] in the crowd with his parents, little sisters [Deselle|Deselle Aybara] and [Adora|Adora Aybara] and baby brother [Paet|Paetram Aybara]. [Joslyn Aybara] and [Con Aybara] are talking with Master [Luhhan|Haral Luhhan] about [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] becoming his apprentice. [Cilia Cole] is nearby making calf eyes at [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]. 

[Egwene|Egwene alVere] notices more ravens watching the meadow. 

[Egwene|Egwene alVere] fetches more water. When she returns, she bumps into her youngest sister, [Loise|Loise alVere], arguing with [Dag Coplin]. 

Another of [Egwene|Egwene alVere]'s sisters is [Alene|Alene alVere]. She then passes the Wisdom, [Doral Barran], and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] bandaging [Bili Congar]'s leg. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] has been her apprentice for three years. The Wisdom is suspicious of [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]'s work.[3] 

[Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] knows [Egwene|Egwene alVere] is there without even seeing her.[4] 
[Egwene|Egwene alVere] thinks about teasing [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] about Mistress [Ayellin|Corin Ayellin] and a pie.[5] 

Continuing with her rounds, [Egwene|Egwene alVere] runs into her other sister, [Elisa|Elisa alVere], with [Jillie Lewin] folding fleece. 
She is a year older than [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] but does not have her hair braided yet. [Calle Coplin] nearby is twenty and still does not have hers braided. 

[Egwene|Egwene alVere] goes to look for [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]. [Wil al'Seen] sends her to one of the sheep pens. [Paet al'Caar] and [Jac al'Caar] both brought sheep. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] are behind one of the pens with [Rand|Rand alThor], [Dav Ayellin], [Lem Thane], [Bandry Crawe] and [Elam Dowtry]. 

[Dannil Lewin] comes with a message that [Bran al'Vere|Brandelwyn alVere] sent for the boys. On the way they pass [Natti Cauthon] with [Bodewhin|Bodewhin Cauthon] and [Eldrin|Eldrin Cauthon]. 

The Village Council members, including [Cenn Buie] and [Master al'Dai], [Bili al'Dai]'s grandfather, are all shearing the sheep except for [Master Cole] who is napping. [Bran|Brandelwyn alVere] asks [Tam al'Thor|Tam alThor] to tell a story. [Tam|Tam alThor] tells about the [Age of Legends] and the [War of the Shadow|Shadow War]. The [Dark One|ShaiTan] touched the world and [Trollocs] and [Myrddraal|Fade] came in armies. Some [Aes Sedai] sided with the [Shadow|Creator], the [Forsaken]. The [Shadow|Creator] was winning the war until the [Dragon|Lews Therin Telamon], [Lews Therin Telamon], and his Hundred Companions went to [Shayol Ghul] and sealed the [Dark One|ShaiTan] back into the prison the [Creator] made for him along with the [Forsaken]. No one knows what a "[Dragon|Lews Therin Telamon]" is, not even the [Aes Sedai]. [Tam|Tam alThor] sends the boys back to work and [Egwene|Egwene alVere] notices many more ravens in the trees that take off flying west.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] This additional prologue only appears in the Starscape edition, "From the Two Rivers."\\
[#2] [Egwene|Egwene alVere]'s nameday is later in the year making the year 991 NE. [Rand|Rand alThor], [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] are twelve. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] is seventeen.\\
[#3] She has probably caught on to the fact that some of [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]'s "cures" are unusually effective.\\
[#4] From [Healing|Weaves] her of breakbone fever the previous fall. ([TEotW,Ch21])\\
[#5] [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] stole a plum pudding from [Mistress Ayellin|Corin Ayellin] and got a whipping for it. ([TFoH,Ch55])\\
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