Bearing an Hourglass (Book Two of Incarnations of by Piers ANTHONY

By Piers ANTHONY

While existence appeared unnecessary to Norton, he authorized the placement because the Incarnation of Time, although it intended dwelling backward from current to previous. the opposite doubtless omnipotent incantations of Immortality--Death, destiny, conflict, and Nature--made him welcome. Even devil greeted him with presents. yet he quickly came upon that the presents have been crafty traps and he had turn into enmeshed in a fancy scheme of the Evil One to ruin all that was once good....

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And that finessed the main issue nicely. She did want him to stay, for otherwise she would not have agreed to get into a project like this that could take days. And-he did want to stay. Not necessarily to honor the ghost’s request, but to explore the possibility. The notion of helping Gawain in this fashion no longer seemed so unreasonable. They labored on the puzzle, first sorting the colors of the park scene, then aligning the straight-edge pieces, getting the border done. Norton was an old hand at this sort of thing, except that his experience had been with the old-fashioned kind of jigsaw.

She had no need to accept him; she could tell him to go and he would go. Why should she claim he was right for the purpose? Was her magic real, or was it a pretext to pick and choose? Was she in fact any better than she took him to be? She seemed like the ideal woman, but appearances could be deceptive. Especially when a ghost was involved. Oriene brought the tea in an old-fashioned pot and poured cups for them both. This wasn’t tea time, but time was not of the essence here. What was required was something to occupy their hands and eyes and nominal attention-a pretext to be somewhat at ease together.

I know I’d have enjoyed your company when I was alive. -but I don’t think there’s very much I can do for a ghost. ” “Interested, but not able,” the ghost said. “Sit down, eat your supper. And listen, if you will, to my story. ” “Always glad for company, real or imaginary,” Norton said, sitting down on a conveniently placed rock. “I’m no hallucination,” the ghost assured him. ” And while Norton ate, the specter made his presentation. “I was born into a wealthy and noble family,” Gawain said. “I was named after Sir Gawain of the ancient Round Table of King Arthur’s Court; Sir Gawain is a distant ancestor, and great things were expected of me from the outset.

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