By Dave Duncan

Wallie Smith can believe the ache. He is going to the health facility and recalls the medical professionals and the commotion, but if he wakes up all of it appears like a dream. even though, if that was once a dream, how do you clarify waking up in one other physique and in one other world?

Little Wallie unearths himself within the body of a barbarian swordsman, observed through either an eccentric priest babbling in regards to the Goddess and a voluptuous slave woman. is that this a impolite awakening or a dream come real? What on this planet will Wallie do now that he has discovered himself stranded in an odd realm? good, it simply so occurs that the Goddess is wanting a swordsman. it is going to now not be effortless, but when he succeeds he'll have every little thing he desires. If he doesn't, issues might get grotesque. Wallie is reluctant yet sees his likelihood. If merely he had the faintest clue as to the journey he's approximately to unharness! If basically he may think the forces that may be out to conquer him!

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Finally she pinched out the candle and the cottage was dark, only a trace of a silver glimmer from the Dream God glistening through the window. Then she heard him, and went out to see. He was leaning against the wall by the door, his head on his arms. His whole body was shaking with sobs. A swordsman weeping? That seemed very strange, but already she knew that this was no ordinary swordsman. 37 Dave Duncan Again, it must have been the wine that gave her the courage to put an arm around him, to lead him inside and over to the bed.

Wallie shook his head. ” “I am a god,” the boy said simply. ” The big man looked around the squalid little cabin, smiled, and shook his head. “I think the asylum must be very full. ” The boy scowled angrily. The flies did not seem to buzz around him the way they did around Wallie. It was an insane conversation, yet Wallie had nothing better to do with his time. ” The boy nodded. “And policeman. And judge. ” “You can be taught, very painlessly. ” 45 The Reluctant Swordsman “That is not something I yearn for breathlessly.

From the window of the cottage he had been able to see along that canyon to the falls from which rose the great plume of spray; from his present position only the cloud was visible. The rutted road was foul with mule droppings and other filth — he was having trouble keeping his toes clean, and he eventually gave up and let the chips lie where they may. The boots pinched, and the boy was keeping up a fearsome pace, even for legs as long as Shonsu’s.

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