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** It even shows in how she ''speaks,'' no less. After [[spoiler:Zelda revives her]], Midna speaks in a different, softer tone. It was a small detail, but a surprisingly effective one.

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** It even shows in how she ''speaks,'' no less. After [[spoiler:Zelda revives her]], Midna speaks in a different, softer tone. It was It's a small detail, but a surprisingly effective one.



** Before that, when [[spoiler: Ganondorf possesses Zelda]] she instantly tries to shield her with her own body. And after realizing she can't [[spoiler: attack the body of her friend]], she just tenderly cups her cheek instead.

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** Before that, when [[spoiler: Ganondorf possesses Zelda]] she Zelda,]] Midna instantly tries to shield her with her own body. And after realizing she can't [[spoiler: attack the body of her friend]], she just tenderly cups her cheek instead.



** Those two are ridiculously adorable together anytime they make an appearance. Before the end of that dungeon, all Yeto does is worry about how ill Yeta is and fix a soup to make her better (which includes catching a fish which, according to the Zoras, is very difficult to get a hold of). After, you can find the two of them hanging around on the mountain peak, all happy and ready for some fun sledding down the slopes.

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** Those two are ridiculously adorable together anytime they make an appearance. Before the end of that dungeon, all Yeto does is worry about how ill Yeta is and fix a soup to make her better (which includes catching a fish which, according to the Zoras, is very difficult to get a hold of).acquire). After, you can find the two of them hanging around on the mountain peak, all happy and ready for some fun sledding down the slopes.



* The scene in the end credits, which shows Shad, Ashei, and Auru performing an archaeological exploration of the ruins of the Temple of Time. Not only do you get your proof that they survived their portion of the fighting at Hyrule Castle, but Shad -- having devoted his life to trying to prove that the Oocca existed and having that aim fulfilled for him by Link -- has turned his scholarly mind to ever more pursuits for the good of Hyrule. (Also, it shows him and Ashei being quite chatty. Could they be an {{OTP}}?)

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* The One scene in the end credits, which credits shows Shad, Ashei, and Auru performing an archaeological exploration of the ruins of the Temple of Time. Not only do you get your proof that they survived their portion of the fighting at Hyrule Castle, but Shad -- having devoted his life to trying to prove that the Oocca existed and having that aim fulfilled for him by Link -- has turned his scholarly mind to ever more pursuits for the good of Hyrule. (Also, it shows him and Ashei being quite chatty. Could they this be an {{OTP}}?)a hint that Nintendo decided to PairTheSpares?)



** And there was some foreshadowing to this, too. [[spoiler:After defeating the Armagohma in the Temple of Time, Midna points out that it would probably be better to destroy the mirror after using it to save Hyrule and the Twilight Realm.]] At the time, [[WhatAnIdiot you shrug it off, saying to yourself,]] [[TemptingFate "As if! Nintendo wouldn't do that to the fans, right? Right!]] [[DramaticIrony No reason to worry..."]] But she really was thinking about protecting this world in her own way.

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** And there was some foreshadowing {{foreshadowing}} to this, too. [[spoiler:After defeating the Armagohma in the Temple of Time, Midna points out that it would probably be better to destroy the mirror after using it to save Hyrule and the Twilight Realm.]] At the time, [[WhatAnIdiot you shrug it off, saying to yourself,]] [[TemptingFate "As if! Nintendo wouldn't do that to the fans, right? Right!]] [[DramaticIrony No reason to worry..."]] But she really was thinking about protecting this world in her own way.



** Supplemental material explicitly states that Rusl considers Link to be his younger brother. It's heartwarming to know that even though Link [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan doesn't seem to have any living relatives]], there is still a family which considers him one of their own.



* Technically not a ''moment'', ''per se'', but there's the way Hyrule feels alive again when you've retrieved the Master Sword. There's activity everywhere--from the Zora swimming in the various rivers and lakes, to the Goron who are helping out Kakariko Village and some even going to Hyrule Castle Town, to Agitha searching for bugs just outside the gates of said city. Especially when compared to the state of things when you first left Faron Woods, when most of the land was still covered in twilight and both the Zora and Goron were desperate for help, and everyone very much kept to their own instead of venturing out.

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* Technically not a ''moment'', moment, ''per se'', but there's the way Hyrule feels alive again when you've retrieved the Master Sword. There's activity everywhere--from the Zora swimming in the various rivers and lakes, to the Goron who are helping out Kakariko Village and some even going to Hyrule Castle Town, to Agitha searching for bugs just outside the gates of said city. Especially when compared to the state of things when you first left Faron Woods, when most of the land was still covered in twilight and both the Zora and Goron were desperate for help, and everyone very much kept to their own instead of venturing out.



** There are even Zora in Death Mountain's hot spring area. Granted, they're not particularly used to the heat, but the fact that they're willing to go through such a hot and dry area to check it out speaks volumes.

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** There are even Zora in Death Mountain's hot spring area. Granted, they're not particularly used to the heat, but the fact that they're willing to go through such a hot and dry area to check it out speaks volumes. And clearly, the Gorons are willing to welcome them too.



* When Link first meets Ooccoo, his expression probably matches the one the average gamer would have: shock and disbelief. However, after a couple more dungeons of running into her, Link begins to softly smile when he finds Ooccoo. While it's fairly minor and awfully subtle, it's rather sweet how Link develops a fondness for the strange Oocca family that he can't seem to stop running into.

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* When Link first meets Ooccoo, his expression probably matches the one the average gamer would have: shock and disbelief. However, after a couple more dungeons of running into her, Link begins to softly smile when he finds Ooccoo. While it's fairly minor and awfully subtle, it's rather sweet how Link develops a fondness for the strange Oocca family that he can't seem to stop running into.encountering.



* The first wolf howling song taught by the golden wolf has a very familiar tune. [[spoiler:It's the Song of Healing from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. Specifically, a song to soothe cursed souls and heal their pain. Given that it's the Hero's Shade who is teaching and howling the song, the first thing this Hero tries to do is heal a cursed soul.]]
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* The first wolf howling song taught by the golden wolf has a very familiar tune. [[spoiler:It's the Song of Healing from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. Specifically, it's a song to soothe cursed souls and heal their pain. Given that it's the Hero's Shade who is teaching and howling the song, the first thing this Hero tries to do is heal ''heal a cursed soul.]]
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soul''.]]


* When Zelda's soul is finally restored to her body and Midna is actually moved to tears, rendered unable to find the words to thank Zelda for what she's done for her ("Princess Zelda, I... I...")

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* When Zelda's soul is finally restored to her body and Midna is actually moved to tears, rendered unable to find the words to thank Zelda for what she's done for her ("Princess Zelda, ("Pr-Princess... I... I...")


* One from the last battle. [[spoiler:After Link and Ganondorf's final showdown on Hyrule Field, the ancient enemy staggers to his feet to be mouthy one last time before the Triforce of Power abandons him and he finally dies (standing up no less), the camera shows the three wielders of the Triforce standing together for the last time. While Link gazes upon the defeated King of Evil, Zelda stands behind him; she bows her head and clasps her hands. What she is most likely doing is praying for the soul of her enemy.]]

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* One from the last battle. [[spoiler:After Link and Ganondorf's final showdown on Hyrule Field, the ancient enemy staggers to his feet to be mouthy one last time before the Triforce of Power abandons him and he finally dies (standing up no less), the camera shows the three wielders of the Triforce standing together for the last time. While Link gazes upon the defeated King of Evil, Zelda stands behind him; she bows her head and clasps her hands. What she is most likely doing is [[AllLovingHero praying for the soul of her enemy.enemy]].]]



** More importantly, that scene was definitely a moment of Awesome, Heartwarming, and Funny all in one. For once, someone gives our HeroicMime a reason to be speechless.

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** More importantly, that scene was definitely a moment of Awesome, Heartwarming, and Funny all in one. For once, someone gives [[LampshadeHanging gives]] our HeroicMime a reason to be speechless.



** "Ungh... L-Link... hurry to Zelda..." How could you possibly ''not''?
*** What puts it into overdrive is when you get to Zelda and realize that [[spoiler: Midna wasn't telling you to get there fast so she could be healed. She wants you to get there so she can tell Zelda ''how to help you!'']]

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** "Ungh... L-Link... hurry to Zelda..." How could you possibly ''not''?
''not?''
*** What puts it into overdrive is when you get to Zelda and realize that [[spoiler: Midna wasn't telling you to get there fast so she could be healed. She never once brings it up; she's resigned to her fate. No, Midna wants you to get there so she can tell Zelda ''how to help you!'']]



*** There's also when Zelda [[spoiler:gives up her spirit to save Midna, and Midna desperately tries to stop her because she cares for her.]]
* Also, when Zelda's soul is finally restored to her body and Midna is actually moved to tears, rendered unable to find the words to thank Zelda for what she's done for her ("Princess Zelda, I... I...")

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*** There's also when Zelda [[spoiler:gives Zelda, after figuring out [[spoiler:who Midna is, gives up her spirit to spirit--and her physical form--to save Midna, and Midna her. Midna's first thought upon realizing this is to desperately tries beg Link to stop her because she cares for her.the princess.]]
*** [[spoiler:Once Zelda is gone and Midna is saved, she [[{{Beat}} takes a moment to gaze at the place Zelda was a moment ago]], before finally declaring that they would heed her words and set out for Faron Woods. The light-dwelling princess gave her this second chance, and "though [she] did not want it", she won't let it go to waste.]]
* Also, when When Zelda's soul is finally restored to her body and Midna is actually moved to tears, rendered unable to find the words to thank Zelda for what she's done for her ("Princess Zelda, I... I...")



* What about the scene when Zelda receives the Light Arrows? She and Link stand alone in the ether, and she begs him to lend her the last of his considerable strength to save her kingdom. And ''bows'' to him -- she, the Princess of Hyrule, bows to a goat-herder, in a moment of true humility and grace. HeroicMime that he is, he doesn't get a cool line... he just gives her his hand.

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* What about the scene when Zelda receives the Light Arrows? She and Link stand alone in the ether, and she begs him to lend her the last of his considerable strength to save her kingdom. And ''bows'' to him -- she, the Princess of Hyrule, [[KneelBeforeFrodo bows to a goat-herder, goat-herder]], in a moment of true humility and grace. HeroicMime that he is, he doesn't get a cool line... he just gives her his hand.



** And there was some foreshadowing to this, too. [[spoiler:After defeating the Armagohma thing in the Temple of Time, Midna points out that it would probably be better to destroy the mirror after using it to save Hyrule and the Twilight Realm.]] At the time, [[WhatAnIdiot you shrug it off, saying to yourself,]] [[TemptingFate "As if! Nintendo wouldn't do that to the fans, right? Right!]] [[DramaticIrony No reason to worry..."]]

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** And there was some foreshadowing to this, too. [[spoiler:After defeating the Armagohma thing in the Temple of Time, Midna points out that it would probably be better to destroy the mirror after using it to save Hyrule and the Twilight Realm.]] At the time, [[WhatAnIdiot you shrug it off, saying to yourself,]] [[TemptingFate "As if! Nintendo wouldn't do that to the fans, right? Right!]] [[DramaticIrony No reason to worry..."]]"]] But she really was thinking about protecting this world in her own way.



* At the end of the game where [[spoiler: where Colin takes up the sword and shield, and his baby sister is born. He has grown greatly from the shy child who admires you at the start but has a repulsion towards the idea of swords.]]

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* At the end of the game where [[spoiler: where Colin takes up the sword and shield, and his baby sister is born. He has grown greatly from the shy child who admires you at the start start, but has a repulsion towards the idea of swords.]]



* Technically not a 'moment' per se, but the way Hyrule feels alive again when you've retrieved the Master Sword. There's activity everywhere--from the Zora swimming in the various rivers and lakes, to the Goron who are helping out Kakariko Village and some even going to Hyrule Castle Town, to Agitha searching for bugs just outside the gates of said city. Especially when compared to the state of things when you first left Faron Woods, when most of the land was still covered in twilight and both the Zora and Goron were desperate for help, and everyone very much kept to their own instead of venturing out.

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* Technically not a 'moment' per se, ''moment'', ''per se'', but there's the way Hyrule feels alive again when you've retrieved the Master Sword. There's activity everywhere--from the Zora swimming in the various rivers and lakes, to the Goron who are helping out Kakariko Village and some even going to Hyrule Castle Town, to Agitha searching for bugs just outside the gates of said city. Especially when compared to the state of things when you first left Faron Woods, when most of the land was still covered in twilight and both the Zora and Goron were desperate for help, and everyone very much kept to their own instead of venturing out.



* Minor example, but Ilia's farewell (Just come home safely) before the abrupt [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive Bulbin invasion that kick-starts the plot]] is a cute moment illustrating exactly how much Link means in a human sense. Her remembering him has a tinge of this as well - Ilia loves Link not because he's a hero with a grand destiny, but because she knows him and cares about him.
* The first wolf howling song taught by the golden wolf has a very familiar tune. [[spoiler:It's the Song of Healing from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. Specifically, a song to soothe cursed souls and heal their pain. Given that it's the Hero's Shade who is teaching and howling the song, the first thing this Hero tries to do is heal a cursed soul.]]

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* Minor example, but Ilia's farewell (Just ("Just come home safely) safely") before the abrupt [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive Bulbin invasion that kick-starts the plot]] is a cute moment illustrating exactly how much Link means in a human sense. Her remembering him has a tinge of this as well - Ilia loves Link not because he's a hero with a grand destiny, but because she knows him and cares about him.
* The first wolf howling song taught by the golden wolf has a very familiar tune. [[spoiler:It's the Song of Healing from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. Specifically, a song to soothe cursed souls and heal their pain. Given that it's the Hero's Shade who is teaching and howling the song, the first thing this Hero tries to do is heal a cursed soul.]]]]
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* Minor example, but Ilia's farewell (Just come home safely) before the abrupt [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive Bulbin invasion that kick-starts the plot]] is a cute moment illustrating exactly how much Link means in a human sense. Her remembering him has a tinge of this as well - Ilia loves Link not because he's a hero with a grand destiny, but because she knows him and cares about him.

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* Minor example, but Ilia's farewell (Just come home safely) before the abrupt [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive Bulbin invasion that kick-starts the plot]] is a cute moment illustrating exactly how much Link means in a human sense. Her remembering him has a tinge of this as well - Ilia loves Link not because he's a hero with a grand destiny, but because she knows him and cares about him.him.
* The first wolf howling song taught by the golden wolf has a very familiar tune. [[spoiler:It's the Song of Healing from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. Specifically, a song to soothe cursed souls and heal their pain. Given that it's the Hero's Shade who is teaching and howling the song, the first thing this Hero tries to do is heal a cursed soul.]]


* When Link first meets Ooccoo, his expression probably matches the one the average gamer would have: shock and disbelief. However, after a couple more dungeons of running into her, Link begins to softly smile when he finds Ooccoo. While it's fairly minor and awfully subtle, it's rather sweet how Link develops a fondness for the strange Oocca family that he can't seem to stop running into.

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* When Link first meets Ooccoo, his expression probably matches the one the average gamer would have: shock and disbelief. However, after a couple more dungeons of running into her, Link begins to softly smile when he finds Ooccoo. While it's fairly minor and awfully subtle, it's rather sweet how Link develops a fondness for the strange Oocca family that he can't seem to stop running into.into.
* Minor example, but Ilia's farewell (Just come home safely) before the abrupt [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive Bulbin invasion that kick-starts the plot]] is a cute moment illustrating exactly how much Link means in a human sense. Her remembering him has a tinge of this as well - Ilia loves Link not because he's a hero with a grand destiny, but because she knows him and cares about him.

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Despite the serious tone of ''Twilight Princess'', there are plenty of heartwarming moments that really are the ray of light in this dark world.
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**This is the first game in the series where things actually get ''better'' when you obtain the Master Sword, namely in that it frees you from your wolf form and turns it into a special ability, and all the mid-game Wham moments already happened, the sword having nothing to do with them.


*** There's also when Zelda [[spoiler: gives up her spirit to save Midna, and Midna desperatly tries to stop her because she cares for her.]]

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*** There's also when Zelda [[spoiler: gives [[spoiler:gives up her spirit to save Midna, and Midna desperatly desperately tries to stop her because she cares for her.]]



* Technically not a 'moment' per se, but the way Hyrule feels alive again by the time you retreived the Master Sword. There's activity everywhere--from the Zora swimming in the various rivers and lakes, to the Goron who are helping out Kakariko Village and some even going to Hyrule Castle Town, to Agitha searching for bugs just outside the gates of said city. Especially when compared to the state of things when you first left Faron Woods, when most of the land was still covered in twilight and both the Zora and Goron were desperate for help, and everyone very much kept to their own instead of venturing out.

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* Technically not a 'moment' per se, but the way Hyrule feels alive again by the time you retreived when you've retrieved the Master Sword. There's activity everywhere--from the Zora swimming in the various rivers and lakes, to the Goron who are helping out Kakariko Village and some even going to Hyrule Castle Town, to Agitha searching for bugs just outside the gates of said city. Especially when compared to the state of things when you first left Faron Woods, when most of the land was still covered in twilight and both the Zora and Goron were desperate for help, and everyone very much kept to their own instead of venturing out.



-->'''Coro:''' Say, you seem to like people... But I bet even a good pup like you gets the evil eye from people just 'cause you're a wolf. But me, I'm not woried about you, little guy. My older sister is ''much'' scarier than you.
* When Link first meets Oocoo, his expression probably matches the one the average gamer would have: shock and disbelief. However, after a couple more dungeons of running into her, Link begins to softly smile when he finds Ooccoo. While it's fairly minor and awfully subtle, it's rather sweet how Link develops a fondness for the strange Oocca family that he can't seem to stop running into.

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-->'''Coro:''' Say, you seem to like people... But I bet even a good pup like you gets the evil eye from people just 'cause you're a wolf. But me, I'm not woried worried about you, little guy. My older sister is ''much'' scarier than you.
* When Link first meets Oocoo, Ooccoo, his expression probably matches the one the average gamer would have: shock and disbelief. However, after a couple more dungeons of running into her, Link begins to softly smile when he finds Ooccoo. While it's fairly minor and awfully subtle, it's rather sweet how Link develops a fondness for the strange Oocca family that he can't seem to stop running into.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Who knew a couple of yetis could be so cute?]]


-->'''Coro:''' Say, you seem to like people... But I bet even a good pup like you gets the evil eye from people just 'cause you're a wolf. But me, I'm not woried about you, little guy. My older sister is ''much'' scarier than you.

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-->'''Coro:''' Say, you seem to like people... But I bet even a good pup like you gets the evil eye from people just 'cause you're a wolf. But me, I'm not woried about you, little guy. My older sister is ''much'' scarier than you.you.
* When Link first meets Oocoo, his expression probably matches the one the average gamer would have: shock and disbelief. However, after a couple more dungeons of running into her, Link begins to softly smile when he finds Ooccoo. While it's fairly minor and awfully subtle, it's rather sweet how Link develops a fondness for the strange Oocca family that he can't seem to stop running into.


** There are even Zora in Death Mountain's hot spring area. Granted, they're not particularly used to the heat, but the fact that they're willing to go through such a hot and dry area to check it out speaks volumes.

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** There are even Zora in Death Mountain's hot spring area. Granted, they're not particularly used to the heat, but the fact that they're willing to go through such a hot and dry area to check it out speaks volumes.volumes.
* Almost every character in the game displays animosity or complete fear of Link while he's in his wolf form. Granted, this can be funny at times, but very sobering when you realize that their perception of wolves is not unlike the common perception of wolves in real life. It's funny watching the guards in Castle Town tremble and hold their spears at the ready because it's Link, until you realize that this might have happened before to normal wolves. Everyone seems to fear them... except Coro, the lantern shop owner. Whether it's because he's lived out in the wilderness long enough to know better, or because his older sister really ''is'' scarier than any beast in Hyrule, he doesn't shy away from Wolf Link in fear, and even treats him with understanding.
-->'''Coro:''' Say, you seem to like people... But I bet even a good pup like you gets the evil eye from people just 'cause you're a wolf. But me, I'm not woried about you, little guy. My older sister is ''much'' scarier than you.

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*** There's also when Zelda [[spoiler: gives up her spirit to save Midna, and Midna desperatly tries to stop her because she cares for her.]]


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** Before that, when [[spoiler: Ganondorf possesses Zelda]] she instantly tries to shield her with her own body. And after realizing she can't [[spoiler: attack the body of her friend]], she just tenderly cups her cheek instead.

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-->''"Forget mirror, Yeta... No. Look into eyes of Yeto... Look in reflection of Yeto’s eyes... There true beauty! Who need mirror?"''


* "The sword accepted you as its master..." gains a lot of weight after you've played through SkywardSword.

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* "The sword accepted you as its master..." gains a lot of weight after you've played through SkywardSword.''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''.


* I found it very cool that Louise, Telma's long-haired cat, hopped out into the rain and several inches of rainwater, just to show you a shortcut through the bar.



** Actually, you (may have) used it to knock down the beehive for Hanch, who saw and says something indicating that he may have known how to do it, but didn't think to. But there is still some reciprocity there in that you ''did'' use a hawk to regain his wife's cradle. While they possibly didn't see that a hawk was used, you did still return it.

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