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Book One Of The Noble Warriors

by William Nicholson

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    May 2006, 432 pages
    Apr 2007, 448 pages

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“I am ­unhappy.”

The Noma went on gazing at him with her gentle ­smile.

“Who are ­you?”

He gave his full name, the name his father had chosen for him, the name he hated. “Seeker after ­Truth.”

“Ah, yes. The schoolteacher’s ­son.”

His father was the headmaster of the island’s only school. He was raising Seeker to be a teacher like ­him.

“Your life is your own,” said the Noma. “If it’s not the life you want, only you can change ­it.”

Seeker made his way slowly back to the steps, and down the steps home, his mind filled by the Noma’s words. All his life he had done what his father had asked of him. He had always been top of his class, and was now top of the school. He knew his father was proud of him. But he did not want to live his father’s life.

Seeker wanted to be a Noble ­Warrior.

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Copyright © 2005 William Nicholson

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