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She could not actually read the numbers. But perhaps it was a custom or a ritual.
A primitive ritual, she thought. She was in much better spirits. A primitive ritual,
she repeated to herself, practiced through inveterate and age-old superstition .
"Only numbers," said Iris, and passed out. Alyx pulled her over by one shoulder
and rubbed snow on her face. She fed her snow and put her forefingers under
the girl's ears, pressing hard into the glands under them. The pain brought the girl
Then they all began to talk. Even if I'd known what language it was, I think it
would have been too fast for me; it was very fast, very hard-sounding, very urgent,
like the numbers pilots call in to the ground or something like that, The
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Alyx is the hero of these five tales. She is fearless, determined, amoral, a complex character. No man can detain her. In the earlier stories she is Alyx the Pickpocket or Alyx the Murderer; later she ... Read full review
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The Adventures of Alyx is a collection of four short stories and a novella. The first three short stories follow a small-time tough named Alyx on a series of typical fantasy adventures. Alyx is an ... Read full review
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