By Andre Norton
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Jack Taylor is jogging the fragile fringe of a sobriety he doesn't belief while his mobile earrings. He's in debt to a Galway tricky named invoice Cassell, what the locals name a "hard guy. " invoice did Jack a tremendous want some time again; the difficulty is, he by no means we could a want pass unreturned.
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Marked features held no sign and he moaned now and then. Simon could not have named his race. The close-cropped hair was very fair, silver-white almost. He had a boldly hooked nose between wide cheek bones, an odd combination. And Simon guessed that he was young though there was little of the unformed boy in that drawn face. Still on its cord about his shoulder was a dented horn. And the rich Those strained, bloodstained, harshly of Hfe, yet the broken chest rose and ornamentation of that he his habit, the was no common fell laboriously gem-set brooch at his throat, suggested soldier.
The close-cropped hair was very fair, silver-white almost. He had a boldly hooked nose between wide cheek bones, an odd combination. And Simon guessed that he was young though there was little of the unformed boy in that drawn face. Still on its cord about his shoulder was a dented horn. And the rich Those strained, bloodstained, harshly of Hfe, yet the broken chest rose and ornamentation of that he his habit, the was no common fell laboriously gem-set brooch at his throat, suggested soldier. Simon, unable to do anything for those extensive hurts, turned his attention to the wide belt The from its knife he tucked into his own holster to examine carefully.
That finger which ended with Sulcarkeep on its tip formed one arm wide bay, so that across the expanse of water the city of the traders faced although many miles lay between them Aliz, the main port of Alizon. In the confines of the bay itself was cupped the island of Gorm. And on that Koris carefully made the dot to signify Sippar, the main city. to encircle a — Strangely enough Yle did not — lie on the bayside section of the peninon the southwest portion of the shoreline, facing the open sea.
Annals of the Witch World by Andre Norton