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|Died||In 299 AL, at Beyond the Wall|
|Book(s)|| A Storm of Swords (Appears)|
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
Character and appearance
Small Paul had brown whiskers that covered most of his face. He was a large man although he weighed less then Samwell. He had a squashed pug nose. Paul liked animals; he wanted to take care of Mormont's raven and attacks an Other for killing a horse.
A Storm of Swords
Small Paul is part of the force that leaves Castle Black in search of the wildlings. He is one of the conspirators in the plot to kill Lord Commander Jeor Mormont. His part in the conspiracy was to kill Lord Commander Mormont with the help of Softfoot. He plans to take Mormont's raven for his own.
After the battle at the Fist of the First Men, the remnant of the Night's Watch retreat in disorder to the Wall. During the retreat Samwell Tarly tires and wants to be left behind. Paul then carries him until he also tires. They are overtaken by an Other who rides a dead horse that belonged to a man of the Night's Watch. Grenn and Paul attack the Other. The Other breaks Grenn's sword and then kills Paul. As he dies Paul crashes into the Other tearing the sword from it's hands. This allows Sam to stab the Other with his Obsidian dagger. The Other melts in seconds from contact with the dagger. Grenn checks if Small Paul is really dead and closes his eyes. He and Samwell then travel on to Craster's Keep.
At Craster's Keep, Craster and Mormont are killed. Samwell flees again with Gilly, a daughter of Craster's, and her son. While making their way to the Wall Small Paul, who has been turned into a Wight, comes after them. According to Gilly the wight comes for the baby. Sam tries to talk with the wight. Partly because he hopes that Wight-Paul can remember his life, partly so Gilly has time to flee. Wight-Paul does not respond and walks to Gilly and her baby. Sam then uses the obsidian dagger but it has no effect. The wight begins to strangle Sam but at the last moment he smashes Wight-Paul with a chunk of smouldering wood. The body burns completely and is no longer possessed.