In The Mines
I hope that they will be able to give each other solace, when I do not return. I am not reluctant to die fighting these foul creatures, but it darkens my heart to know that I will never again see my son hold a chisel, never again watch my wife at the forge.
I could not have wished for a more beautiful wife, nor a more talented son.
I should have told them more often that I was proud of their skills.
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