Senzu has returned with the knife Wellhym asked her to get.
“Now, tell me, what do you do with a knife?” He laid it on the ground between them.
“You cut things.”
“What kinds of things?”
“Meat, and fruit, and vegetables, mostly.”
He nodded. “Have you ever seen anyone accidentally cut themselves with a knife?”
She thought for a moment, then nodded. “They said some bad words.”
Marsden and Kordelm suddenly did not dare look at each other and Wellhym choked back a laugh. “I’m sure they did,” he replied. “So you know that a knife can hurt someone.”
“Do you think someone could be killed with a knife?”
She studied the knife on the ground for a long moment, then nodded. “They use them to kill pigs. Bigger ones than this, though.”
Wellhym nodded. “Now, I want to show you something. Don’t be scared, all right? I promise I’m not going to hurt you or anyone else who’s here.”
She nodded, but took a step back when he drew his sword. She bumped into Marsden and he put a hand on her shoulder to steady her.
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