The Aam Aadmi of Westeros

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The Aam Aadmi of Westeros

Illustration: Sushant Ahire

*Spoiler alert*


alfway through the latest episode of Game of Thrones, Arya Stark happens to stumble upon an old friend, Hot Pie, at the Inn at the Crossroads, where he works as a baker. The last time they had met was years ago (Season 3, to be precise). Hot Pie had given her a loaf of bread shaped like a Direwolf before she set off on her journey. During the conversation, Hot Pie had maintained that a life of travel and excitement wasn’t for him. He was happy kneading bread and baking pies for weary travellers.