Study Guide

A Clash of Kings Chapter 2

By George R.R. Martin

Chapter 2

Arya I

  • Arya pretends to be Arry the orphan boy while traveling north with Yoren and his Night's Watch recruits.
  • The hardest part of the journey is neither pretending to be a boy nor the company of cutthroats. It is two bullies, Lommy Greenhands and Hot Pie.
  • Hot Pie tries to take Needle, Arya's sword gifted to her by Jon—so Arya knocks him off his donkey and throttles him bloody with a stick.
  • Yoren breaks up the fight, then taking Arya away from the others, he spanks her with the stick.
  • After the beating, he informs Arya that he was paid to take Lord Eddard Stark to the Wall so Ned could take the black.
  • Arya rightly assumes Joffrey is to blame for how things turned out and complains someone should kill him.
  • Yoren agrees with Arya, but points out it won't be either of them.
  • They continue to travel north with Arya dreaming of home and her family.