By S. M. Stirling
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They ship them in from Newport on the railway in saltwater tanks with little fans worked by the wheels to keep it circulating. " Signe asked, a little sharply; Havel could feel her putting on her CIA hat. "Oh, everyone here thinks old Hugo's just a harmless larrikin who doesn't know Christmas from Bourke Street," Zeppelt said, giving her a thumbs-up. "They talk around me like I was cactus. " she said. "Someone's spreading money. Someone who doesn't like the Bearkillers, or our kiltie friends eastward," he said, his face going serious.
A spray of droplets hung in the air for an instant, a red curve splaying out like a ripple in a pond. " he went on in a roar like a foghorn in a fit, as he kicked a spearman in the stomach and crushed his skull with the ball pommel of his heavy blade. " The enemy wavered, then as one man turned and ran. A dozen paces were enough to put them around the bend in the trail, and the ground to its left was near-vertical cliff. Astrid swung sword and shield up. " she shouted. "Rally, Dunedain! No pursuit, it could be a trick.
Only as custodian for the Dunedain Rangers," she corrected, not wanting to claim more than her due. Another shrug. John Hordle had been talking in Sign with Eilir. He nodded and went over to the fallen knight; a muffled scream broke past clenched teeth as Hordle gripped the stub of the arrow between thumb and forefinger and casually drew it out, then stripped off the mail hauberk. That was normally a complex business, but the big man handled the other as if he had been a doll, despite respectable height and solid weight.
A Meeting at Corvallis: A Novel of the Change (Dies the Fire) by S. M. Stirling