‘Tell him about looking at the side of wonder,’ Froi said to Gargarin.


Gargarin seemed irritated. ‘Am I going to have to do that again and again?’


‘Already he’s sick of it,’ Lirah muttered.


Froi laughed. They were the maddest people he knew and he laughed until his side hurt.


‘What’s the side of wonder?’ Arjuro asked, confused. ‘Why is he laughing like a fool?’


‘Because there are two sides of a day according to Gargarin,’ Froi explained. ‘The side of despair and the side of wonder. On the side of despair, we’re freezing half to death. On the side of wonder, the four of us are together.’

From Quintana of Charyn, Melina Marchetta (2012).