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Vanye," said Morgaine from behind him. He left the girl and went to the side of his liege-sat down, arms folded on his knees, next the fire's warmth. She was frowning at him, displeased, whether at him or at something else, he was not sure. She held in her hand a small object, a gold ornament "She has dealt with him," Morgaine said, thin-lipped. " "We cannot go on pushing the horses. Liyo, there is no knowing what we may meet" "She may know. " "She is afraid of you," he objected softly. "Liyo, let me try to ask her.
The stone causeway began to be awash in the low places, and the horses picked their way through overgrowth. The rain slanted down, borne on strong wind, blinding, making the horses shy from it. The gelding stumbled on a root, recovered with an effort that Vanye felt in his own muscles, a failing shudder. He flung his leg over the horn and slid down, beginning to lead the horse, finding its way with his own feet, lest it cripple itself. Ahead of him Siptah walked, slowly now. "Liyo," he shouted over the roar of the water, that swallowed all lesser sounds.
0 bu y rm er Y F T ra n sf o ABB PD er Y Morgaine, that he be with her entirely or be numbered among her enemies. The trees cut off all view; for a wild moment of terror he thought that in this wilderness he had lost her. She rode against time, time that divided her from Roh; from Gates, that could become a fearful weapon in skilled hands. She would not be stayed longer than flesh must rest-not for an hour, an instant. She had forced them through flood and against storm to bring them this far-all in the obsessive fear that Roh might be before them at the Master Gate, that ruled the other Gates of this sad land-when they had not even known beyond doubt that Roh had come this way.