Rules for a Knight by Ethan Hawke

By Ethan Hawke

From Ethan Hawke, four-time Academy Award nominee--twice for writing and two times for acting--an unforgettable myth a few father's trip and a undying consultant to life's many questions.

A knight, fearing he won't go back from conflict, writes a letter to his young children in an try to depart a checklist of all he understands. In a chain of ruminations on solitude, humility, forgiveness, honesty, braveness, grace, satisfaction, and persistence, he attracts at the old teachings of japanese and Western philosophy, and at the nice religious and political writings of our time. His motive: to provide his youngsters a compass for a trip they'll need to make by myself, a quick consultant to what offers existence that means and wonder.

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Being a truly remarkable Devi, she did not summon the governor to her again, but hurried out into the corridor alone, and hastened toward his chamber. Chunder Shan, entering his chamber, closed the door and went to his table. There he took the letter he had been writing and tore it to bits. Scarcely had he finished when he heard something drop softly onto the parapet adjacent to the window. He looked up to see a figure loom briefly against the stars, and then a man dropped lightly into the room.

It was as they swept past the black mouth of a gorge that opened into the Pass that a javelin swished through the air and thudded home behind the stallion’s straining shoulder. The great beast let out his life in a shuddering sob and stumbled, going headlong in full mid-stride. But Conan had recognized the flight and stroke of the javelin, and he acted with spring-steel quickness. As the horse fell he leaped clear, holding the girl aloft to guard her from striking boulders. He hit on his feet like a cat, thrust her into a cleft of rock, and wheeled toward the outer darkness, drawing his knife.

Behind them, beyond the slopes they had traversed, torches were tossing on the walls of the fortress and he glimpsed a flare of light that meant the great gate had been opened. And he laughed, a deep-throated boom gusty as the hill wind. “The governor has sent his riders after us,” he laughed. “By Crom, we will lead him a merry chase! ” “They will send an army to hang you and your spawn of devils,” she promised him with conviction. He laughed gustily and shifted her to a more comfortable position in his arms.

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