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Conversations In Nosgoth - Chapter Ten

A woman and a trader in the market area:

Woman:
But last week these were only twenty per kilo.

Trader:
That was last week.

Woman:
Oh, this is robbery.

Trader:
Listen, friend. The Sarafan buy whatever they will at whatever price they please. This is all they left me, and I must still make a living.

Woman:
You're not the only one who has to live.

Trader:
Take it or leave it.

Woman:
I'll give you ten.

Trader:
That's robbery!

Two women talking by the waterfront. One is tearful:

First Woman:
He drowned then, on a clear day?

Second Woman:
He can't have drowned, I tell ya.

First Woman:
But you found his boat, and no one in it.

Second Woman:
He never went out yesterday, that I'll swear.

First Woman:
He went fishing, you said.

Second Woman:
He left the house to go fishing with young Plunkett - you know the lad. I went down last eve to see if he was back. His boat was there, but no one's seen him. Plunkett's sister hasn't seen him either, since he left at dawn to meet my Jack yesterday.

First Woman:
Oh, then they both drowned.

Second Woman:
They didn't go out, I tell you. The net was still rolled up in the bow. I rolled that net the day before, and Jack rolls it different from me. Not so tidy, you see - more seaman-like.
I tell you, they never reached the boat.

First Woman:
Then what happened to them?

Second Woman:
That's what I don't want to know. My Jack, he wouldn't have minded drowning. His brother was drowned, and his dad. They'd be company for him, see?
These goings on, these days. It's more than I can understand.

First Woman:
Hush. Say no more.

Second Woman:
But my Jack!

Two Sarafan knights speaking on the waterfront:

First Sarafan Knight:
Ah, look at that one. She's a beauty.

Second Sarafan Knight:
Vampires.

First Sarafan Knight:
Where?

Second Sarafan Knight:
We're supposed to be looking out for vampires, not admiring ships.

First Sarafan Knight:
Well, it could be vampires on the ships.
Ah, look at the lines on that one.

Second Sarafan Knight:
You watch the ships, I'll watch the dock.

A man and a woman conversing near the second lighthouse:

Man:
The light's gone out.

Woman:
No it hasn't.

Man:
It has. Look there.

Woman:
What did they want to do that for? The boat wasn't even fully stocked. Now what are we to do with all of this?

Man:
What about the boat? How are we supposed to make it home now?

Two men talking after Kain has been told to reposition the lighthouse:

First Man: (gesturing)
I tell you, it was that big.

Second Man:
In your dreams.

First Man:
I swear.

Second Man:
And you lost it when the light went out?

First Man:
It slipped overboard. Never saw it again.

Second Man:
Right...

A Sarafan Guard talking to prisoners, shortly before Kain finds Umah:

First Prisoner:
Help! Help me!

Second Prisoner:
Let us out! You can't do this to us!

Sarafan Guard:
Silence!
Nobody expects you all to get there alive. Anyone wish to die now? Good.

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