Chapter 24

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Chapter 24

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When I am weaker than you, I ask you for freedom because that is according to
your principles; when I am stronger than you, I take away your freedom because
that is according to my principles.

-Words of an ancient philosopher (Attributed by Harq al-Ada to one Louis

Leto and Ghani sneak out of Sietch Tabr with a fruit basket concealing a Fremket, maula pistol, crysknife and the new robes from Farad'n. They mingle with the children in the orchard and make sure they're seen. Once away, they change into the new robes, put on the weapons and fremkits. They make their way between dunes across the open sand to The Attendant. Ghani anticipates attack soon. Leto computes that it will ba a predatory animal and Ghani corrects him, she thinks it will be two, to which he agrees. Leto's ancestral memories weigh heavily on him, he wishes he could flee his own consciousness. He knew what was going to happen. He was either going to be killed or pretend to be killed and Ghani would return, hypnotized into believing he was really dead. He's tempted to use his prescience but decides the threat of an absolute, unchanging future is too risky. After they see and are seen by the tigers, they go down into the rock cleft he had shown to Stilgar.
They were destroyed because they lied pretentiously. Have no fear that my wrath
will fall upon you because of your innocent mistakes.

~Leto II, God Emperor
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