Quotes: Tongue Trauma

"You wouldn't say much either if you'd caught a bullet in the tongue!"

"He sends a rider, tells me I must leave my own keep to grovel at his feet. I sent the man back, but kept his tongue. It's nailed to that wall there."

"Do not try to speak, my friend, it will only cause you pain. Nod if you have done what I have asked. Good. It takes a while to adjust, I know. When I employed your father, it took him years to lose the instinct to talk... but it will get easier: by the time he died, it was as if he had forgotten that he had once had a tongue to remove, and you will come to feel the same."