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The Renegades of Pern
by Anne McCaffrey
p.23-24 "We're honest traders, bringing good wares and news to isolated holds that can't always get to a Gather. We travel from inclination and choice. This is a broad and beautiful world we live in, Jayge, and we'll see as much of it as we can. We spend long enough in one place to make friends and understand different ways of doing things. That's far better, to my mind, than never moving out of one valley all your born days, and never hearing a new way of speaking or a new way of doing. Keeps the brain blood circulating; shifts ideas and opens eyes and hearts."
p.113 Armald, with a big frame and a threatening arrangement of thick features, was a good man to have at one's back, but he was not clever enough to spot menace unless it came at him, swinging sword or club.
p.162 "She deserved to be dropped down a smooth hole and left there."
p.261 "We could go have a look," the Masterharper suggested. "I'd like to find something myself! Wouldn't you?"
"Not if I have to dig it out by myself," Piemur replied.
"Would I ask you to do something I wouldn't do?" Master Robinton demanded, wide-eyed with an innocence that appeared remarkably genuine.
"Frequently!" Fortunately, there're enough willing hands up at the Plateau, so I'll see that I have help."
p.268 Briede came stumbling into the room. "Are you all right? Did you find anything?"
"Snakes for the main part," Piemur replied glumly. "And this!" He held up the sigh, which read "OUT TO LUNCH."
p.277 Over the next two Turns, Piemur had reason to recall Lessa's comment--or had it been a challenge?--to Master Robinton. There were changes of all kinds, but that was only natural, though some were rather spectacular, such as Menolly, Sharra, and Brekke all having sons on the same day. According to Silvina, Menolly gave birth to Robse between one note and the next; Sharra had slightly more difficulty producing Jarrol; and midnight, and Nemekke arrived, two weeks before he was due, just before midnight, Benden Weyr time. Robinton and Lytol, deciding that they were the spiritual godfathers of Menolly's and Sharra's sons, drank to their health, and to that of Brekke's second boy, with sufficient wine to have drowned all three.
NAMES: Keroon, Ista, Toric, Keira, Brare, Marella, denol, Jessap, Pol, Jayge, Ander, Forris, Jancis