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The Mists of Avalon Chapter Summary & Analysis - The High Queen, Chapter 9 Summary

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The High Queen, Chapter 9 Summary

Viviane goes on a journey and thinks about Morgaine. Viviane does not know where Morgaine is, and this disturbs Viviane. The Sight is erratic in her now. She continues her trip going to visit Gawan, since Priscilla is sick. They are the foster-parents to her son, Balan. Priscilla is very ill, and Viviane knows she will die soon. With Priscilla's permission with the family present, Viviane gives Priscilla something to end her pain and suffering. Their own son, Balin, is too grieved to understand what Viviane is doing. After Priscilla dies shortly thereafter, Balin explodes in rage against Viviane and is convinced that she is a murderer and sorceress. Balan tells Viviane that Balin just needs time to grieve his mother's loss, and in time he will come around.

Viviane does not stay for Priscilla to be buried. She explains to...

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