"... but who can know the heart of a man? Not even he himself, I suspect. A man is the easiest animal to put on a leash, and the hardest to keep leashed. Even when he chooses it himself."
   — Siuan Sanche
For the use of the One Power to fix injuries and illnesses, see Healing.

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Setting: White Tower

Point of view: Egwene al'Vere

Egwene notices that Sheriam is leading them in the lower levels of the tower where angreal are kept and the room where novices and accepted are tested. Among the ten Aes Sedai there for the Healing includes the Amyrlin, Leane, Verin, Serafelle, Sheriam, Alanna, Anaiya and Brendas.  Using Vora's sa'angreal and combining powers, they attempt to Heal Mat, who lies on a table in the middle of the room. Mat appears to be fighting against the breaking of bond to the Ruby-hilted dagger.  Mat shouts words of the Old Tongue, and Egwene does not know what he says, except that it is a battle cry of Manetheren.  Anaiya puts the dagger into a heavy box, and Mat collapses.  Verin and Serafelle begin discussing the words he spoke in the old tongue.  Brendas is asked to get Mat back to his rooms. The girls are led off to the kitchens to begin their punishment chores.