4. March 2, 3019: Coil
They called themselves Varendur and Menarion, and said two more would come. Šuraš's father, Chadhi, fretted, but took his four sons into his bedchamber, banishing his wife to Šuraš's and Ihna'a's chamber.
"The boys' beds I'll surrender, but not yours – though you be elsewhere, it breeds scandal. Be gracious," Father warned them. "They shouldn't complain of us."
Ajhinaš, ever-dignified, obeyed; Šuraš and Ihna'a strove to match their mother. But Ba-a-šuvon, their second, surly brother, complained: "What's Harad to me? I wasn't born under that Sun!"
Father struck him. "I was, so I love my duty."
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