Page 2 of Chapter 6 and we are still in the Ruins. The dialogue (writing style) is killing me though. I love reading and have read hundreds of books, some good, some not so good, but this writing is causing me distress!
For starters, why did Aurrick steal grain and the bracelet? It is not as if the two are sitting around together. Unless he grabbed the bag of grain out of the merchants hand and at the same time took the bracelet? He (presumably) gets caught (picked out of the crowd) and got into a lot of trouble, but somehow he still has the bracelet?
And this act of stealing the bracelet or getting caught taught him a life lesson?
EDIT:Re-reading that first statement, maybe he didn't steal the grain and the bracelet at the same time.
He might have gone back at a later time (and for whatever reason) stole the bracelet. Lyra says it is important to him. Why would she know that?
Just because he didn't take it off again? If you steal something, either you sell it for the money or you keep it because you like it. Aurrick's little statement was so vague, you could take away any meaning from it.Then his next quote is - Live to run another day. (Meaning that although you have failed or had a bad experience, you will continue on.)
How is that relevant to what he just said? His experience couldn't have been that bad (I mean, he still has the stolen bracelet and he is not in jail), unless someone got hurt or someone took the fall for him.
We know that he hasn't seen someone in 10 years, I am thinking his father. Maybe his father had something to do with it?But that would be going off on a tangent, that I doubt is needed, unless this is the tie-in to Letters and Legends?
There is just so much empty space is this writing.
Well, there you have my ramblings for the week. My mind is working double-time, I can't sleep and I am so damn tired, I think I am going a little stir-crazy.
Don't get me started on all the writing before this page. I. CAN'T. EVEN.