Sage is an orphan, who is bought by a man named Bevin Conner and he brings Sage and other boys named Roden, Tobias, and Latamer. He buys these boys because they resemble the lost prince and he is trying to put one of these boys on the throne.
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Soon they must stop and rest for the night and Conner asks the boys if anyone would like to leave the plan. Latamer is a sickly boy who thinks he wont be able to compete with the other three boys so he starts to leaves but Cregan shoots him dead.
They arive at Conners house called farthenwood and Sage has a peice of fake gold in his pocket and conner steals it from him and then sage goes and steals it back and will not tell him where he hid it so Conner gets his two vigels named Cregan and Mott to whip him and they leave him there for two days.
Please, Sage just tell him...
Where is the stone, boy!!
Sage sneaks out into the secret tunnels to look around and Tobias finds him and threatens him.
If you dont want to kill me , then lower the knife
This is just a warning for you to back off. I will be king.
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Do you really think i needed that, Mott, to help me?
Then you think that i can convince them that i'm the prince?
No, you will not need that sword, your highness
What I think, if you forgive me of my blindness before, is that i was never looking at Sage the orphan. I kneel before the living prince of Carthya. You are price Jaron.