The Left Hand of Darkness - Chapter 9, Estraven the Traitor Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9, Estraven the Traitor Summary

Another East Karhidish tale:

Long ago, there was a blood feud between the Domain of Stock and the Domain of Estre in Kerm Land over land. While skiing across Icefoot Lake, the heir of the Lord of Estre slides onto rotten ice and falls into the lake. Using a ski, he pulls himself free, but the air is cold and night coming on. The heir has no hope of reaching Estre eight miles, so he sets off toward the village of Ebos. However, he loses his way in a fog. He comes upon a house, and the person there helps Estraven out of his clothes, which are almost frozen over with ice, and puts him between furs, warming his body with his own.

Estraven tells the man that he is Arek of Estre. The man replies that...

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