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As long as the harsh religion of the Gatekeepers kept the people of the High Plateau in his thrall, the Tyrant would never question the priests-even if it meant the exile of his nephew. Greylock was determined to change this state of affairs. But here, at the border of a huge green valley, stretching as far as the eye could see, even the lowest commoner lived well. Greylock expected to find a contented, even smug people living here, but the old man explained that, even in this seeming paradise, there were grumbles against the Lord High Mayor.
Nevertheless, I accept your proposal. No! I insist. " So there it was, Greylock thought. Just as the old man had said-they had no choice. Yet Greylock was not dissatisfied with the offer. He was not willing to make another long journey just to quell the old man's fears, even if they could somehow manage to escape. He was tired of the heat and the humidity of the Underworld, and wanted to return to his homeland before every hair on his head had turned gray. He had learned little of Gateway in the Underworld-he would have to return to the High Plateau to find the answer.
Mara said finally. "It is only Moag's way! He does not mean anything by it. " "Forgive me, Moag," Greylock said, almost sheepishly. "My uncle sent me away to die under the spell of just such an anger. " the wizard said bitterly. " Despite all of - Greylock's apologies, the easy camaraderie that had marked their partnership before disappeared, to be replaced by a stiff and formal master-and-servant relationship. From that moment Page 51 onward, Greylock could see the resentment in the wizard grow.
Snowcastles by Duncan McGeary