TGH: Practice

Egwene POV#

Egwene is in her room with Min and Nynaeve. They have been in the White Tower for thirteen weeks.[1] Autumn is approaching. Nynaeve has not made any friends yet. Min gigs Egwene telling her that Else Grinwell was mooning over Galad. Min says Galad will hurt someone to serve a greater good and not even notice.[2] Elayne enters and announces that the rumors are true, Galldrian is dead.[3] Elayne saw Logain again and feels sorry for him. Egwene has not dreamed of Rand in months.[4] Anaiya still follows Egwene's dreams. Nynaeve is in a sour mood because she was sent to Sheriam for fighting with another Accepted, Irella. Elayne asks Min if she sees anything; Min sees something new. "Danger. You are all in some kind of danger. Or you will be, very soon." Trying to cheer the mood, Elayne tells Min that she should wear a dress because Gawyn has been looking at her.

The door opens and Liandrin enters. Egwene did not know she had returned to the White Tower. Liandrin sends Min and Elayne away. She then tells Egwene and Nynaeve that Rand and the other two boys are in trouble and need their help. Moiraine has sent letters concerning them to the White Tower.[5] Liandrin says the boys are in danger from Shayol Ghul and that Egwene and Nynaeve must accompany her to Toman Head. She tells them to meet her at the Ogier grove an hour before sunset and to tell no one because of the Black Ajah. She then leaves. Min and Elayne enter. They listened in on the conversation from the next room through a hole in the wall. Min says she will go, too. She is tired of Siuan and several Brown sisters bugging her about her viewing.[6] Elayne says she is coming as well. Min agrees, viewing that, "I think she has to come as much as the rest of you. The rest of us. I can see the danger around all of you more clearly, now." They begin making their plans to leave.

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Notes (Possible Spoilers)#

[#1] It is uncertain if these are seven or ten-day weeks, so it could be either three or four months.
[#2] This is certainly a foreshadowing of dire things to come.
[#3] Although never proven, it is probable that Thom avenged the death of Dena. (TGH,Ch34)
[#4] During the Portal Stone transit.
[#5] Most peculiar. Moiraine did send letters in TGH,Ch22, but it seems most unlikely that they would be public. Does Liandrin have a spy or is she just lying?
[#6] Evidently the Brown Ajah now knows about Min and her ability.

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