Tower of the Hand

Book 2, Chapter 20.
Arya, Gendry and Hot Pie are captured by Gregor Clegane.
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Arya peers out at a fishing village from a tree she has climbed. There appear to be people there. She, Lommy, Hot Pie, Gendry, and the little girl, whom Lommy has named Weasel, are travelling on their own. The day after Ser Amory's attack, they went back to the towerhouse and discovered Yoren's corpse among many others. Cutjack, Kurz, and Tarber were still alive in the towerhouse, however, because they got the ladder to the third floor up in time. Kurz led them for a time, but he took a wound in the shoulder pulling the ladder up and died several days later. Cutjack and Tarber abandoned the rest not long after. Arya rejoins the others and tells them about the village. Gendry has taken charge of the group and decides that he and Arya will sneak into town that night. On the way in, Gendry reveals that he knows Arya is a girl and asks who she is. Arya decides to trust him and reveals her true identity. They decide to split up to search the town. Arya goes down by the lake and sees a gibbet hung with corpses. The town is full of troops led by Gregor Clegane. After a time, she sees a commotion in town and sees that Gendry got caught. After observing some more, she returns to the others and tells Hot Pie that they have to rescue Gendry. They head back in, but Hot Pie gets startled and gasps, leading to them being discovered. Gregor comes out and interrogates Hot Pie. Some of the men1 have Arya and Hot Pie lead them to the others. Weasel has run off by the time they get there. When they learn that Lommy cannot walk, they kill him.2



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1.  Prologue 25.  Theon II 49.  Daenerys IV
2.  Arya I 26.  Tyrion VI 50.  Tyrion XI
3.  Sansa I 27.  Arya VI 51.  Theon IV
4.  Tyrion I 28.  Daenerys II 52.  Jon VI
5.  Bran I 29.  Bran IV 53.  Sansa IV
6.  Arya II 30.  Tyrion VII 54.  Jon VII
7.  Jon I 31.  Arya VII 55.  Tyrion XII
8.  Catelyn I 32.  Catelyn III 56.  Catelyn VII
9.  Tyrion II 33.  Sansa III 57.  Theon V
10.  Arya III 34.  Catelyn IV 58.  Sansa V
11.  Davos I 35.  Jon IV 59.  Davos III
12.  Theon I 36.  Bran V 60.  Tyrion XIII
13.  Daenerys I 37.  Tyrion VIII 61.  Sansa VI
14.  Jon II 38.  Theon III 62.  Tyrion XIV
15.  Arya IV 39.  Arya VIII 63.  Sansa VII
16.  Tyrion III 40.  Catelyn V 64.  Daenerys V
17.  Bran II 41.  Daenerys III 65.  Arya X
18.  Tyrion IV 42.  Tyrion IX 66.  Sansa VIII
19.  Sansa II 43.  Davos II 67.  Theon VI
20.  Arya V 44.  Jon V 68.  Tyrion XV
21.  Tyrion V 45.  Tyrion X 69.  Jon VIII
22.  Bran III 46.  Catelyn VI 70.  Bran VII
23.  Catelyn II 47.  Bran VI
24.  Jon III 48.  Arya IX