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Jesus, Lawler, we've lived here for a hundred and fifty years! Did they mind when we moved in? ” No. No. ’ 'There was Shalikomo,’ Lawler said. 'A long time ago, that was. ’ 'The Gillies killed a lot of people on Shalikomo. ’ 'Different Gillies. ’ Page 41 Delagard pressed his knuckles together and made a little popping sound with them. His voice began to rise in pitch and volume. He seemed very swiftly to be casting off the guilt and the shame that had engulfed him. That was a knack he had, Lawler thought, the rapid restoration of his own self-esteem.

There are a lot of islands. I don't get around much. I've never heard of it, no. ’ 'The Azure,’ Lawler said, marvelling. He had only the haziest idea where the Azure Sea might be. ‘Imagine that. ’ She offered no reply. ’ More coughing. ’ 'Eighteen months on Velmise. Two years on Shaktan. ’ 'I've heard of Simbalimak,’ he said. 'Before that, Khamsilaine. ’ Lawler made a note of that. ’ He noted that down too. The general distaste for marrying within one's own island's population had led Page 31 to a custom of unofficial exogamy on Hydros.

What? What? The bastards! ’ Others were entering the plaza now. Lawler saw Gabe Kinverson, Sundira Thane, Father Quillan, the Sweyners. And more right behind them. They came crowding in, forty, fifty, sixty people, practically everybody. Even five or six of the Sisters were there, standing close together, a tight little female phalanx. Safety in numbers. Dag Tharp appeared. Marya and Gren Hain. Josc Yanez, Lawler's seventeen-year-old apprentice, who was going to be the island's next doctor someday.

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