The Name of the Wind - Prologue – Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

Patrick Rothfuss
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In the Prologue: A Silence of Three Parts, three kinds of silence are present at the Waystone Inn. It is very quiet outside, and two men drink quietly at the bar. A third kind of silence is noticed by a man with red hair who is waiting to die. He notices things no one else does.

In Chapter 1: A Place for Demons, Waystone regular and old storyteller Cob tells stories of Taborlin the Great to the young men Graham, Jake, and Shep, who are lifelong friends. Cob recounts how Taborlin escaped from the Chandrian by knowing the name of all things and commanding them to his will. Amazingly, he broke a hole in the wall of his prison cell by knowing the name of the bricks, and he was borne down safely to the ground by knowing the name of the wind. He...

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