Russell was told not to clean his ears with cotton buds. “Don’t put anything in your ear smaller than your elbow,” said the doctor.
Anyway, Russell is getting used to his silent world.
Marwen Werethiel smiled. It was one of those mysterious, sad smiles. It melted Garion’s heart.
“What would you most hate?” asked Marwen. “Deafness or blindness?”
“I would hate to be blind,” said Garion.
“Your choice,” she said.
She plucked out his eyes. Her smile was the last thing he saw. He heard her laughter. He heard his screams.