...e skills needed to become an apprentice to one of us and train to become a Jedi master?”
“I am young, it is true. Some might say too young to become a padawan. I know it is not an easy task and I also know it is a great honor to be assigned as an apprentice at my age. However, I will not back down from such a task.
“Are you afraid?”
“Fear has no place for one who wields the force,” Mace replied with a certain casualty. “I am determined to show my worth to this council, if so is their desire.”
“The desire of this council, it is.” Master Yoda, the most respected member of the chamber, had spoken. “Pure your heart is, and noble your intentions. The council has decided to adopt you as a padawan. You may now select who you wish to take you as an apprentice.”
Mace was unaware that he would have this choice to make and for a moment thought about his answer. “With your permission, I ask for master Peau’Tu to train me,” he said, pronouncing the name “Pei-Ah-Oh-Tu”. It left the council members a bit surprised of the decision.
“Why choose me,” the Bothan asked. “New padawans faced with this choice usually ask for Master Yoda to train them. But his training is a harsh one indeed. Is it fear that stops you?”