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Dray Prescot, Earthman of Kregen, that marvelous international circling the dual suns of Antares, had risen excessive within the empire of Vallia, yet success couldn't constantly maintain him. while, eventually, the entire forces against his lands, his princess, his emperor, and to him in my opinion, converged, it used to be to provide the darkest hour of his lengthy occupation. For treason struck on the courtroom, whereas insurgent armies marched from the backlands, the warfare fleets of enemy countries have been aloft, and the uncanny wizardry of a grasp scientist introduced a spell of doom for all Prescot held expensive. along with his again to the wall, Dray Prescot confronted that point of peril with unflinching will... till the most harsh blow of all used to be struck: his warrior daughter Dayra rode within the leading edge of his foes!
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I put it to him that he was on watch. He fingered his rapier and shuffled restlessly. We were both dressed roughly, with old brown blanket-coats, our weapons hidden. Around us swirled the never-ending stream of humanity going and coming, busy, screeching, quarreling, thieving, living. “But I said—” “And I thank you for it, Barty. ” As you can see, I was very tender with this young man. “Well. ” “So that is settled. ” With that I marched off through the bedlam at the gate without risking another word.
Although we were now in company with many other people all about their business, the assassins stayed with us. They kept a distance. But they dogged our footsteps. I think most of them had removed their masks; but they all kept a fold of cloth over their faces, and this would be taken as a natural precaution against the rain. Their large floppy Vallian hats with the broad brims hanging down and shedding the water also afforded them a measure of concealment. When the rain, after the Kregan fashion, started to ease up and the splendor of the suns began to shine through, I wondered how far the stikitches would press their pursuit.
They bellowed, and closed in. They were good. Well, of course, to be employed as an assassin on Kregen you have to be good. Quite apart from the fact that if you are not good you won’t last, you will also starve. The shadowy effect of the brick buttresses and the shafts of brilliant light through the arched openings lent a macabre air of theatre to that fight. The blades rang and scraped and the first two went down. The others pressed in confidently enough and at the first pass with a large fellow wearing a ring in his ear, my rapier blade snapped.
Dray Prescot 17 - Captive Scorpio by Alan B. Akers