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On Fortune's Wheel Themes & Characters

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Themes and Characters

Birle, the innkeeper's daughter, is only fourteen years old when the story begins, but she is already betrothed to Muir, the huntsman. Her father and stepmother recognize the folly of her decision, but Birle is impetuous and sees marriage as a way to escape the drudgery of the inn. However, once she meets Orien and they begin their journey, she realizes she would never be content to return and marry Muir.

The same adventurous and independent spirit which led her to accept Muir now drives her to follow Orien.

At first she serves him as any of the people would serve a lord. She finds their food, builds their fire, and carries their supplies as Orien leads the way.

But gradually, their roles reverse and Birle becomes the leader. As they travel overland through dark woods, Orien acknowledges that she should go first since she knows the...

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