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Travelling by day?

#1 User is offline   Stink 

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 02:27 AM

So I'm reading DG right now and came to a bit that confused me.

I thought that Felisin, Baudin and Heboric were travelling at night across the island and resting in the hot days. Or was this just for the first night? Yet shortly after they come across the jade finger in the sand they set up camp and retire to the tents (otataral dust storm).
Then the confusing line, "Muscles aching, she crawled from the tent into the chill morning air" this was shortly before eating rationed breakfast then heading off.. In the morning? Am I missing something?

A few paragraphs later comes this line.. "True to Baudin’s prediction, there was no waterhole to mark the end of the night’s journey"

So they are journeying at night.. I dont get it. Chill morning air, night travel.

Is it suggesting they are leaving well into the night? After midnight? Hence morning air?

This post has been edited by Stink: 11 March 2017 - 02:33 AM

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 02:42 AM

Either that's an error that nobody caught during editing or it's a secret that won't be explained until Book 7. I'm not telling which.
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 03:12 AM

View Postdeath rattle, on 11 March 2017 - 02:42 AM, said:

Either that's an error that nobody caught during editing or it's a secret that won't be explained until Book 7. I'm not telling which.


Well I'll just have to keep reading then wont I. 😜
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:19 PM

My guess would be that it's sometime in the third-quarter of the night.
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:15 AM

I suspect that it is just a mistake that slipped through. Later on they still only travel by night.
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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:36 AM

from my understanding, i think at one point it was mentioned that excuse they were falling back(being tired and exhausted) they were losing time, thus having to walk further and longer each day. and I'm pretty sure around where they find the waterhole filled with the cape moths that they had to keep going to make up for their lost time. IIRC it was Baudin that explained it.
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