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Wizard's First Rule chapter twenty-three summary and information.

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Richard and Kahlan are led to the village of the Mud People, where they met the Mud People elders. They thought that Richard is one of their spirit ancestors who brought the rain to them. Instead of using this misunderstanding to call a Gathering, Richard told the mud people he was not the spirit they think he was. After the elders refused to call a gathering for him, Richard made his case to the Bird Man.

The Bird Man explained to Richard that he could only call a gathering, if he were one of the Mud People, but he could ony become one in doing a good deed toward the Mud People without any promise of aid from them. Richard then decided to teach the Mud People how to make better roofs in hopes of gaining their favor.

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Characters introduced Edit

Key events Edit

  • Richard and Kahlan asked for a gathering but are denied, as they are not Mud People.
  • Richard offered to teach the Mud People how to make roofs that do not leak, so that he could become one of the Mud People.

Memorable lines Edit

  • "He is an impatient man, is he not?" - "I have told him so myself. He denies it." - The Bird Man and Kahlan about Richard.
  • "If you were to first do something that helped our people, something that benefited them, with no advantage to you, proved you were a man of good intentions toward us, doing so without promise of aid for your help, and the elders wished it, I could." - The Bird Man

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