My father would not have given the defense of Riverrun over to Edmure unless he was very sick, she said, worried.
I should have been woken as soon as this bird arrived.
Your lady sister thought it better to let you sleep, Maester Colemon told me.
I should have been woken, she insisted.
The maester tells me your sister planned to speak with you after the combat, Ser Rodrik said.
Then she still plans to go through with this mummer's farce? Catelyn grimaced.
The dwarf has played her like a set of pipes, and she is too deaf to hear the tune.
Whatever happens this morning, Ser Rodrik, it is past time we took our leave.
My place is at Winterfell with my sons.
If you are strong enough to travel, I shall ask Lysa for an escort to see us to Gulltown. We can take ship from there.
Another ship? Ser Rodrik looked a shade green, yet he managed not to shudder.
As you say, my lady.
The old knight waited outside her door as Catelyn summoned the servants Lysa had given her.
If she spoke to her sister before the duel, perhaps she could change her mind, she thought as they dressed her.
Lysa's policies varied with her moods, and her moods changed hourly.
The shy girl she had known at Riverrun had grown into a woman who was by turns proud, fearful, cruel, dreamy, reckless, timid, stubborn, vain, and, above all, inconstant.
When that vile turnkey of hers had come crawling to tell them that Tyrion Lannister wished to confess, Catelyn had urged Lysa to have the dwarf brought to them privately, but no, nothing would do but that her sister must make a show of him before half the Vale. And now this.
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