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The Left Hand of Darkness Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 4, The Nineteenth Day Summary

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Chapter 4, The Nineteenth Day Summary

An East Karhidish story:

Lord Berosty rem ir Ipe comes to Thangering Fastness to request a Foretelling. He asks the Weaver Odren what day he will die. After the gathering, Odren tells Lord Berosty that he will die on Odstreth, the nineteenth day of any month. Lord Berosty wants to know in what month and in how many years he will die, so he runs into the circle and grabs the Weaver by the throat. The Weaver does not answer, so Lord Berosty returns to Charuthe, the third Domain of his family.

Lord Berosty shuts himself in the Hearth-Tower and stays there for ten months, not coming out for anything. Herbor of the Geganner clan is his kemmering by love and vow and sets off to Thangering Fastness to seek a Foretelling. Herbor has nothing of value to give, so he...

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