"The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts."
The first silence
A hollow echoing quiet, made by things that were lacking:
- The lack of wind
- The lack of a crowd
- The lack of music
The second silence
A small sullen silence which added to the larger hollow one. Caused by men huddled at one corner of the bar, drinking with quiet determination. It made an alloy of sorts, a counterpoint.
The third silence
You might feel it in the wooden floor, the rough splintering barrels, the weight of the black stone hearth and in the movement of a white linen cloth rubbing along the bar.
For further clarification see A Silence of Three Parts
|Chapters in The Kingkiller Chronicle|
|The Name of the Wind||Prologue: A Silence of Three Parts ▪ 1. A Place for Demons ▪ 2. A Beautiful Day ▪ 3. Wood and Word ▪ 4. Halfway to Newarre ▪ 5. Notes ▪ 6. The Price of Remembering ▪ 7. Of Beginnings and the Names of Things ▪ 8. Thieves, Heretics, and Whores ▪ 9. Riding in the Wagon with Ben ▪ 10. Alar and Several Stones ▪ Epilogue: A Silence of Three Parts|
|The Wise Man's Fear||Prologue: A Silence of Three Parts ▪ 1. Apple and Elderberry ▪ 2. Holly ▪ 3. Luck ▪ 4. Tar and Tin ▪ 5. The Eolian ▪ 6. Love ▪ 7. Admissions ▪ 8. Questions ▪ 9. A Civil Tongue ▪ 10. Being Treasured ▪ 152. Elderberry ▪ Epilogue: A Silence of Three Parts|