Chapter 12 Summary

Yalith goes out in the night to listen to the singing of the stars. She hears no anxiety in their song but only the command “Fear not.” She knows the stars never give false comfort, so her fear begins to ease.

The twins continue to work on the ark. Dennys looks at the wives of Noah’s sons. Although their names are not given in the scriptural account, they are in the ark story. He stops for a drink and sees a dark vulture flying overhead. He also sees Alarid as a pelican and cries out that he needs to speak to him. The pelican lands and turns into a seraph. Dennys begs him to find some way to save Yalith from drowning in the flood. Alarid explains once again that the seraphim do not work to change what is to come....

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