The Other Wind - Chapter 1, Mending the Green Pitcher, Pages 1-34 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1, Mending the Green Pitcher, Pages 1-34 Summary

In the first chapter of The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin, we see a ship docking at the small island port of Gont Island, and from it departs a young man who appears to be mistrusted or feared by the sailors behind him (they make the sign to ward against evil as he passes). This man we later find out is the sorcerer Alder who is travelling to Gont on the behest of the Master Patterner (one of the Master Mage's of Roke Island, the school of wizardry) to meet with Lord Sparrowhawk, the Archmage.

Alder comes travels through the poor town and is either harassed or ignored by the simple folk there, until he begins a long journey up into the hills to a small house on the...

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