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The Eye of the World - Chapter 4, The Gleeman Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, The Gleeman Summary

The gleeman, Thom Merrilin, emerges from the inn. Rand notes his blue eyes in particular. Everyone in Two Rivers has dark eyes, except for Rand who has gray eyes, something that he has been teased about. The gleeman complains of his treatment, having just been chased out of the inn by the Village Council.

Thom gives the villagers a sample of his performance, juggling and telling them of the many stories he has to tell. The villagers request stories as well, and it seems Thom knows them all. The villagers are enthralled, but Thom suddenly stops as Moiraine and Lan join the crowd. He addresses Moiraine politely and with caution, but seemed displeased to see her there.

The inn door opens and the Village Council emerges, without Padan Fain. Thom takes advantage of the distraction to excuse himself and...

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