Monday, May 20, 2013

Page a Day: Twenty-Eight

            Then, slowly, awkwardly, as though she had never done it before to drink from a lake or stream, the matriarch knelt. Jerem Cozak walked to her shoulder and then, grabbing handfuls of her long, coarse  fur, climbed up her side. Weaving from side to side, he balanced as she stood again.
            “Come, Del Tanich of Ariel,” he said aloud, and gestured to his right. “It is time you held the reigns.” The other mastodons were drawing up alongside – not only the warriors, but the whole herd was  crossing the field to line up across from us, thirty beasts in all, as I counted them.
            A large young mastodon, with tusks even longer than the matriarch’s, came to her right side.
            “The oldest daughter,” said Julius. “You will ride second-in-the-line.”
            My wave of dread had not diminished. My heart raced. I felt cold all over. But I would be able to ask more questions if I rode next to him. I stepped forward. I could her hear great breaths from two paces away.
            “Let her smell you, just as you saw him do,” said Julius again.
            I held out my hand. She reached out with her trunk, and with a touch as light as a feather’s, flitted the tip of her trunk across my hand. She sniffed, and I knew she inhaled the White Swarm that was with us always –now, it was very bright and dense around me.
            She knelt, and climbing I followed the example of Jerem Cozak. The coarse lank hair, I found, only hid the softer, denser fur closer to her body. And the fur only softened the steel-corded muscles of her flank. I could not imagine the strength such a creature must possess.  
            When she stood, I struggled to stay on, just as he had. And I found that not only did mastodons carry machines which could bind them to your will; they also carried machines which make you feel as they do and sense what they sense. The machines had been beginning this as I climbed. Now, the world of the mastodons entered me entirely.  


Anonymous said...

They may also want to learn how when you need to accompany singers and also other instrumentalist.
The songs and song express their various reactions and glorious pasts.

Also visit my blog szamba

Anonymous said...

Money-making niches some great selling books and you should
read them. By not getting past this on purpose blocker,
you would not get almost all sales.

Also visit my web site: szambo betonowe

Anonymous said...

Gadgets in the later on on years emphasise engine movements and hand eye co-ordination.
They learn away from what they visit instead of they are declared to to do.

Stop by my web page szambo betonowe

Anonymous said...

Individual deductibles exercise separately to each covered person.
Carrots can you could make your stools softer and additionally larger.

Feel free to visit my site - tłumaczenia czeski Katowice

Anonymous said...

A variety of special music is definitely absolutely
perfect as background music could be the New Age.
A trip to Morocco advance broadened her musical show palette.

Have a look at my web-site - tłumaczenia rosyjski Katowice