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Kirkbride weighed the possibilities, the gains, the losses. Then weighed them
against the intangible; the fire in the eyes, the look of eagles.
Then, once again, he looked Aurens full in the eyes; was caught in the blue
fire of them, and felt that fire catch hold in his soul, outweighing any other
thoughts or considerations.
Slowly, knowing that he wagered all on a single cast of the dice, he drew
himself up to attention. Then he saluted; slowly, gravely, to the approval of
every one of the robed men in that room.
"To Baghdad, and Yemen, Aurens," he said. "Inshallah." [ Pobierz całość w formacie PDF ]