By Anne McCaffrey
While Menolly, daughter of Yanus Sea Holder, arrived on the Harper Craft corridor, she got here standard, aboard an immense bronze dragon, by way of her 9 hearth lizards. The Masterharper of Pern, conscious of her distinct talents, had selected her as his in basic terms lady apprentice. however the holdless woman had first to beat many heartaches during this unusual new existence.
Two issues sustained her -- her dedicated lizards, a subject matter on which she used to be suited for tutor her Masters -- and the music...music of compelling attractiveness, music-making the place finally she used to be authorized. within the nice corridor, Menolly may possibly fulfil her future.
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A shell protects and shields life. It seemed a good natural essence to try to anchor an involution on. The way a knife maker anchors an involution 32 The Sharing Knife } Horizon into the bone of a sharing knife, although that cup is made to hold a death, and this . . ” Dag had made his first sharing knife bare weeks back, in the aftermath of the horrors of the bandit cave. Barr and Remo had been wildly impressed; having met Dag’s knife-maker brother Dar, Fawn had been less surprised. ” said Remo.
Usually, but I’ll see what I can lay in,” said Dag. ” They trudged onward past a hamlet boasting an inn of sorts, but they still had two hours of daylight left for walking; only Fawn looked back 44 The Sharing Knife } Horizon in regret. When dusk descended, they found a high spot off the road to make a camp. Fawn was not impressed with its comforts, although the boys did get a fire going despite the damp. She unpacked their food and shared it around. Dag and Barr were soon heads down over the offending boots.
To the amazement of all their kin, no young Clearcreeks gratified their dire predictions by falling overboard and drowning, so he’d taken them every year thereafter. It seemed a colorful life to Fawn’s eyes, but flatboats and keelboats both were thin of female companionship. She suspected Berry thought Fawn was Whit’s best present to her, too. Loud clumping from the front deck brought the whole company out to find Whit holding the reins of a small piebald mare, and Remo muffling the smirk of a successful conspirator.