A letter from the king of Velihas

He knew his wife was writing and added a note to his daughter-in-law.

Dear Lyse,

I know that Fekemme will read his mother’s letter to you, but don’t be too intimidated: the horn is sharper than the hoof, or as you Valdyans would say, her bark is worse than her bite. You’re a good, strong, brave woman, and that is what my son needs, and what my kingdom needs.

Do your learning, both of you. If you don’t see your way to coming to Baraz soon, please do come when you have a grandchild to show us.