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Then she whirled back, startling Saltimbanco from a moment of drowsiness. " she asked. Then she gasped at the temerity of her action, unsure of what she had done, or why. She only knew she enjoyed the company of this honestly roguish, outwardly jolly, inwardly frightened man. Perhaps there was a feeling of kinship. While they stood staring at one another, the first snowy tendrils of the storm began whipping around the Tower. She ran to close her windows. Saltimbanco did dine with the woman that evening, and accepted a further invitation to escape the storm by staying the night.
Just sitting there. All month. Except one night last week he flew the horse somewhere back east. " "I haven't been any closer. " "Okay. We'd better start now. " "Spread out and come at him from every direction. Jerrad, whatever you do, don't let him get to the Horn. " It was past midnight when they attacked the old man, and could have been later still had there been no moon. The Star Rider wakened to a footfall, bolted toward the Horn with stunning speed. Jerrad got there first, gutting knife in hand.
Jerrad got there first, gutting knife in hand. The old man changed course in midstride, made an astounding leap onto the back of his winged horse. The beast climbed the sky with a sound like that of beating dragon's pinions. " the leader cursed. "Damned! Damned! " "Lightfooted old geezer," someone observed. And Jerrad, "What matter? " The leader raised the bulky Horn. "Yes. We have it now. The keystone of the New Empire. " From high above, distance-attenuated, came a sound that might have been laughter.