Novel updated: http://lithnmark.blogspot.com/2011/11/chapter-one-part-three.html
In this chunk, Twig speaks for a while with his daughter, Widow Lockwood, and his granddaughter, Trilby. He explains a few things that he is not, and begins to hint by exclusion at what he is. He is not a Holy Assassin--one of that order organized of old to be in thrall to Ferryman and help him in his grisly work of collecting men ready to die. We learn by hints that Twig surely killed Holy Assassins who had been hunting him. From them, Twig got his clothes.
I had trouble writing the scene clearly because I forgot to introduce Widow Lockwood by name till half of the way through. Whoops. Must remember not to do that in the future.