By Piers Anthony
Xanth used to be the enchanted land the place magic ruled--where each citizen had a unique spell in basic terms he may perhaps forged. that's, aside from Bink of North Village. He used to be convinced he possessed no magic, and knew that if he didn't locate a few quickly, he will be exiled. based on the nice Magician Humpfrey, the charts stated that Bink used to be as robust because the King or perhaps the Evil Magician Trent. regrettably, nobody may well be sure its shape. in the meantime, Bink used to be in depression. If he didn't locate his magic quickly, he will be compelled to leave....
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In any event, it was of no use to me. " "I wonder," Cube said. " "I suppose I could have, had I thought of it. " "I'm sorry," Cube said. " "It is. " "The side effect. You see, I get carried away when anyone else speaks my name. " Cube exclaimed. "Karia. Carry-a! " There was no answer. Then she saw that the centaur was floating out of the shelter. She wasn't flying; she wasn't even walking. Her four legs were folded under her as they had been in the shelter, only now she was drifting in the breeze.
Well, she shouldn't have to use it anymore, because the enchanted path had no threats. She wasn't even sure she would be able to use it here, since nickelpedes were monsters. Little ones, but no less deadly for all that. So they probably were barred. The enchanted path was nice. No brambles overlapped it, no tangle trees lurked beside it, and of course there were no dragons, griffins, or other dangerous creatures. It occurred to her that life should be like this, with a clear path and no dangers.
Her aim was good. Most of the nickelpedes landed on the dragon's nose. A few fell to the side and dropped to the water, where they landed on upturned shark noses. There was a pause of two to three fifths of a moment. "Wake," Cube said to the centaur. " The centaur became alert, steadying her flight with her wings, just enough to hover in place. She did not want to attract attention. Then the dragon yiped. Nickelpedes were gouging out nickel-sized disks of flesh from its snout. There was a scream from below as the other nickelpedes did similar work on the noses of the sharks.