By Mary Stewart
Vanessa March by no means inspiration to seem for her lacking husband in Vienna -- till she observed him in a newsreelshot there on the scene of a dangerous hearth. yet her hunt for solutions in basic terms results in extra sinister questionsin a mysterious global of lovely horses.
And what waits for Vanessa within the shadowsis extra terrifying thananything she has ever encountered.
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They take years to train, and develop terrific muscles for it. Look at that one there . . " "It looks it. " "That's exactly what it is! " "Well, I hope it had armour, that's all," I said. "These are lovely, Tim. Oh, he's a beauty, isn't he? Look at that head, and those wise eyes. " "I'll say," said Timothy. "That's Pluto Theodorosta; he was the absolute tops, I believe; he died just recently. He was the Director's favourite. I don't know which is the top stallion now, I think it's Maestoso Mercurio.
I wasn't worrying about him. " There was something in his voice which told me that this was not, after all, merely a bit of distracting small talk. On the contrary, the carefully casual remark dangled in front of me like bait. I rose to it. " "No. He-I'm to get in touch with him after I get there. I've booked a room at a hotel. So, if I may, I'll beg a lift into town with your father and you. " But he didn't smile. " "But your mother said-" "I know she did. But he's not. I-I told her he was, it made it easier.
I was supposed to leave it alone till my eighteenth birthday. " "Am I to take it you didn't intend to get in touch with your father at all? " "Not really. I've got to live somewhere till I get the job, and twenty pounds won't last forever. " He spoke without noticeable apprehension, and I was reassured. Perhaps he was tougher than I had thought. It seemed as if he might need to be. I said: "Well, we'll go together to my hotel first, shall we, and have a wash and so forth, and ring your father up.
Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart