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Unformatted text preview: ve yourself," said my sister. "Leave now." "And forsake these good people and this cause? You are mad." "Listen to me, Ashlar," said the man from Amsterdam. "I'm offer- ing you my protection again. I can take you from the valley tonight, secretly. Let the cowardly priests here gather their courage on their own." "Into a Protestant country? For what?" It was my sister who answered: "Ashlar, in the dim days of legends before the Romans and the Picts came to this land, your breed lived on an island, naked and mad as apes of the wild-born knowing, yes, but knowing at birth all that they would ever know! "At first the Romans sought to breed with them, as had others. For if they could father sons who grew to manhood within hours, what a powerful people they would become. But they could not breed the Taltos, save once in a thousand times. And as the women died from the seed of the Taltos males, and the Taltos females led the men to endless and fruitless licentiousness, it was decided that they must wipe the Taltos from the ear...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2010 for the course WRITING 220.200 taught by Professor Julie during the Spring '10 term at Johns Hopkins.
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