"You tell her from me that she is too old to be rolling about on the ground fighting. If she gets into another, I'll have worse to say to her. You tell her that exactly. It will be worse."
   — Egwene's message for Elayne to pass on to Nynaeve

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Setting: Cairhien, Tel'aran'rhiod'

Point of view: Egwene al'Vere

Egwene is in the part of Tel'aran'rhiod where sleeper's dreams reside. She notes that Amys and Bair are asleep, otherwise she would leave immediately. She then moves herself to her old novice room in the White Tower to meet Elayne. Egwene asks about Birgitte, but Elayne will only say she can not talk about it. Egwene wonders if the fight Nynaeve had with Latelle will cause problems for them with the circus. Elayne believes it will not since Nynaeve actually apologized to Latelle and has been muttering and talking under her breath about Egwene lately. Elayne has learned that Moghedien may be searching for her and Nynaeve.

Egwene goes to Elaida's study to look through the papers. After finding out much of the current status of the White Tower Egwene moves to the Keeper's room to look for something new. As she enters there is a flicker and Galad comes into the room. Leane is Keeper and Siuan is Amyrlin again, so it is a dream and she flees. She goes to Emond's Field and finds some changes from when she lived there. There are two large poles with banners on the green, a red eagle and a wolf's head. There is a flicker again and she is back in a dream, this time with her mother coming out of the inn. Her mother mentions her husband, just as Gawyn begins to ride near. Her mother brings out a baby—their baby. She realizes her memory is working wrong and flees from Tel'aran'rhiod.

Point of view: Moghedien

Moghedien is displeased that her attempts to trap Egwene in a dream did not work. She has found out that Birgitte is helping Elayne and Nynaeve and resolves to capture all three of them.