Jadir lay on the ground thinking of the love of his live, Camilla. What would she think if she saw him here. He bragged he would be the first to leave the safety of the wall. He would prove they no longer hand anything to fear. If he could prove his courage she would finally turn her back on Hamis, his arch nemesis.
He stood again, surveyed the ladder and drew in a deep breath. The second trip up the ladder he could feel a surge of optimism that his life was going to change. He would no longer be the joke of the people of his land.
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