Assassin's Apprentice - Chapter 3, Covenant Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, Covenant Summary

Fitz becomes Burrich's shadow. He learns to assist with the stable master's chores. Fitz still manages to steal time in town and over time people become accustomed to the sight of Chivalry's bastard son. Fitz also learns to avoid the Queen and Regal, but Verity shows mild affection towards his nephew. Cob begins to be jealous of Burrich's affection for Fitz.

One day just before Fitz's tenth birthday, he over hears King Shrewd talking with Regal. The King catches sight of Fitz and counsels Regal to make something of the boy before it is too late. Regal fails to understand his father's words. The King continues to suggest that Fitz could be molded into a useful diplomatic weapon; otherwise, the boy could later pose a threat. Shrewd then gives Fitz a pin and claims him as part of the family. Regal disapproves and states that...

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