cd replication digipakThe instructor announces that they are leaving because they’ve both been chosen to be Spinsters. In the hallway, Erik tells them that they will likely be the only two Spinsters chosen out of the group and the other girls will be relegated to menial weaving tasks like tailoring clothing or continuing to ration food. Erik escorts the two girls to meet with their mentors. As they walk, Adelice asks him how he began working at the Coventry. He shares that he ran away from home at fifteen years of age and was later recruited to work as Maela’s assistant because of his “flexible morals” 117. When they arrive at Adelice’s room she feels a tinge of disappointment that she won’t be able to spend the rest of the day with him.