Unformatted text preview: lesson only. The Wart has initial difficulties learning how to swim, but eventually gets the hang of it. The two travel to a family of fish, where Merlyn heals a wounded fish. Then Merlyn takes the Wart to learn the lesson that brought them there. They approach a very large pike fish that is the king of the moat. They talk for some time as the pike fish begins to almost hypnotize the Wart. He is talking about absolute power and Wart should learn from this encounter that absolute power corrupts. The pike inches closer and closer until his mouth nearly touches Wart. The pike then opens his mouth, which breaks the Wart out of his trance, and he quickly escapes, missing being eaten by inches. 3...
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- Wart, Hang, The Pike, Merlyn