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Point of view: Faile Bashere
Faile and the others are forced to march with the Shaido while naked. A tall Aiel named Rolan leads Faile. Bain and Chiad accept their fate - a year and a day as gai'shain - while Maighdin and Alliandre struggle frequently. This leads them to be beaten. Faile gradually loses consciousness; the cold overtakes her and she begins dreaming about Perrin. She wakes and a gai'shain gives her almost scalding tea to drink. She sneaks a peek around the camp and sees that there are thousands of Shaido around. Faile begins despairing of escape.