The Serpent's Tale - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Diana Norman
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Chapter 3 Summary

They all make the journey to bring the king the news of Rosamund. It is very cold and snowing, so the journey is not an easy one. Along the way, the men treat Adelia as if she is a whore when Rowley isn't around. They don't help her onto the horse, they talk poorly about her when she goes into the woods to use the bathroom, and she thinks they intentionally left the saddles behind for her and Gyltha's horses.

During the journey, Gyltha tells Adelia about the atrocities of the 13 year civil war between Stephen and Matilda. She explains to Adelia what happens when order and civilization are removed from society. Gyltha says that when King Henry came into power, he restored order in society.

The same messenger that originally summoned Adelia, Jacques, meets them on the King's Highway to tell them...

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