Kathryn felt the passion of this story more than any other. She felt the pain of Tam’s life in her heart, and through it a connection to it. Immediately upon finishing it she read it over again and returned to it later that night in bed before she turned off the light for sleep.

In her dreams she lived the story again, and she was both storyteller, and Janet. She traveled away from home through the forbidden woods – why do these stories always involve dark and foreboding woods – to meet with Tam Lin, with the voice and face of Louis. Back home an the old knight – a wistful, smiling version of her own dad – advises her of a herbal remedy for her injury.

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