Maggots again, but larger, full grown, they now crawled across his grief and his repentance.
He realized to his dismay that, absorbed in the whittling of his bow, he had forgotten what he had sworn to himself he would constantly remember–poor Linda, and his own murderous unkindness to her, and those loathsome twins, swarming like lice across the mystery of her death, insulting, with their presence, not merely his own grief and repentance, but the very gods themselves.
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Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.