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Masters of Fantasy by Terry; Greenberg, Martin H. (editor) Carr

By Terry; Greenberg, Martin H. (editor) Carr

Anthology by means of a number of authors that includes fable

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You haveaskedwhat that placethat you so desireis, and you have answeredthat it is but a few trees,"saidPolleau,slowly,and the tall son behind him laughed,abruptly,maliciously. Yes,youknowit-since youknowalsothatwearereadyto destroyit, andyou wouldsaveit. "he snarled. There was such malignancein the face thrust suddenlyclose to McKay's,teethbaredby upliftedlip, that involuntarilyhe recoiled. Polleauhaltedhim. Polleauwith his son followedhim. On oneside 32 A. Huddledbesideit satPolleau'sotherson.

No; he would not confess. But stay-another thought came! Might he not be-accused? What actually happened to old Polleau and his other son? But had they? while the green sorceryhad meshedhim he had held no doubt of this-else why the jubilance of the little wood. the triumphant chantingof the forest? To them McKay and his enemyhad beenbut two men battlingin a woodlandglade;nothing more than that-until the last! until the last? Had they seen more than that even then? That was the one unassailableverity.

Merritt McKay sat on the balconyof the little inn that squattedlike a brown gnome among the pines on the easternshore of the lake. It was a small and lonely lake high up in the Vosges;and yet,lonely is not just the word with which to tag its spirit; rather was it aloof,withdrawn. The mountains came down on every side, making a great tree-lined bowl that seemed,when McKay first saw it, to be filled with the still wine of peace. And as a bird loves the trees, so did McKay love them. He was acutely awareof differencesin charactereven among the samespecies-that pine was benevolentand jolly; that one austereand monkish; there stood a A.

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