what I will do," announced Morn, "but be assured,
you will need not make any sacrifice." He turned and left, knowing now
beyond all doubt, that his course was set, and that there was no
turning back. He was about to leap toward his Destiny.
8 Returning home, he wearily prepared for bed. His wife, heavy with
their first true child, watched him. "You can't execute them, can you?"
9 "No," Morn answered. "I do not know for sure WHAT I'm going to do.
They are willing to die, but I think others would be just as willing to
die so they might live. But I worry for you and our child."
10 "That which is within me," assured his wife, "will bear your glory.
I only ask that it be a glory he may be proud of, without question."
11 Morn kissed her and got into bed. There were ten days left. Tomorrow
he had to talk with North.
12 Calling his old friend to his office, Morn shut the door and turned
on the privacy field. "North," he inquired, "how many systems will
rebel when you give the word? How many Havens will join you against The
13 "You KNOW?" stammered North.
14 "I have known from the beginning," answered Morn. "What was it you
said then? 'Oh, Holy Spirit, hear me. By Your Name I swear vengeance
for this innocent blood. Though I am but a child, someday I will be a
man, and when I am, I will bring down this family from their high
position. I shall destroy them with the power of my vengeance.' Now you
are a man," Morn continued, "how much power does your vengeance have?"
15 "First of all," North requested, "tell me how you know?"
16 "I was in The Temple," Morn explained. "It was I who rang the
visiting bell, permitting you and Gray Mountain to escape. I have often
wondered where I fit in