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Demeas rose and walked to the window. It faced east and the sun had already risen to well above the nearby hillside, its rays striking Demeas’s face. Its warmth did not melt the disappointment he had for Barak.
“I understand why the Alaythayans began. They wanted to preserve the truth that they thought we were neglecting.”
“We have made many mistakes in the past three thousand or so years, Demeas. We still do. I think back, not long ago, when we were overzealous in our judgments and unwilling to compromise when those judgments were questioned. Many wrongs were committed as a result.”
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