"Listen to her, the queen would have cried if she had her tongue. You still have time to flee. Run, you little fools!
…A lioness does not fear a frog, no matter how old and ugly she might be. She should have gone, she should have listened, she should have run away. Instead she took the dagger Maggy offered her, and ran the twisted iron blade across the ball of her thumb. Then she did Melara too.”