(From the publisher):
The boy said, "I am the Wood Boy." His voice was faint and his eyes were vacant, as if he stared inward, though they were fixed on Borric.
"What did you say?" asked the Duke.
The boy seemed to gather his wits. "Sir, my name is Dirk. I am the servant of Lord Paul of White Hill. It's the estate on the other side of the Kakisaw Valley." He pointed to the west. "Three days' walk from here. I carry firewood."
Borric nodded. "I know the estate. I've visited Lord Paul many times over the years. That's thirty-five miles from here, and twenty behind enemy lines." Pointing to the sled, he asked, "What is this?"
Weary, the boy said, "It is my master's treasure. She is his daughter. The man is a murderer. He was once my friend."
First published in Legends.
Original title: The Wood Boy
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Sword and Sorcery
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Legends: Stories by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (1998) [Anthology]
Authors: Terry Pratchett
, Ursula K. Le Guin
, Robert Jordan
, Stephen King
, Orson Scott Card
, Raymond E. Feist
, Anne McCaffrey
, George R. R. Martin
, Terry Goodkind
, Robert Silverberg
, Tad Williams