"Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget."
   — Thom Merrilin

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Setting: Caemlyn

Point of view: Matrim Cauthon

As Tallanvor leads Mat to the palace gate, he worries whether Gaebril figured out that Mat overheard his plan to have Elayne killed. Tallanvor also dresses down Elber, the guard at the gate that wouldn't let Mat in.

When Mat returns to the inn, he says he is on the road to Tear after he eats. Mat asks Basel Gill about Gaebril. He says Geabril came during the winter, and led the men supporting Morgase during the riots. His reward for supporting Morgase was the post of advisor to the Queen. There is not much real information about Gaebril, who he is or where he came from. Mat says Gaebril wants Elayne dead, and tells them he overheard Gaebril talking to Comar. Basel would like to do something but can't think of anything that would help. Thom says Basel can spread some rumors about Gaebril that will cut his support. Morgase will hear the rumors sooner or later and may take warning.

Mat says he is going to Tear right away but Thom says he wants a good night’s sleep first. Thom agrees to go right away and says they need to go to Aringill to catch a fast boat. Mat rolls the dice again and gets five sixes and states "I always win".





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