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crusaders

Forward into battle!

James let the tumult die, and went on, starting quietly: ‘This was Caesar’s world, Brothers, and we rendered unto Caesar. We ministered unto the bodies of the poor, and washed our hands of their souls....

biker gang

They came through fast

Once, as Rusty was plodding along the road, he heard a familiar faint sound to the east, rapidly growing as spinning tyres ate up the distance between. He wondered about pulling off, but there was...

The warmth of prejudice

He did not unload the cart, simply making sure there was no way of rats getting at the food. He never unloaded on the premises. It was unlikely that Hilda would come out unexpectedly, but...

A different weakness

‘How long have you known him?’ Her curiosity must have been strongly roused for her to put the direct question. Jane said: ‘Oh, a few months.’ ‘I should think he’s very different from your Professor.’...

The bringer of death

The light of the next street-lamp. The pavement was a world, far below his probing eyes but each detail sharp. A burnt match, a flaw in the flagstone, a small insect travelling slowly across the...

A strange and wonderful place

This was a strange and wonderful place. A canyon whose walls were the squared outlines of terraced houses. He saw things in the light from the street-lamp which he was passing, and stopped so that...

Float him high

The Commander took over again. ‘That’s hard. You a creeping Jesus, and you never get to see the big man?’ His fingers moved to caress the blond boy, gently stroking along the line of his...

Who are you spying for?

They caught him easily. One dropped back, while the other, passing him, slewed round to block his path. He stood, blinking, dazzled by the brightness. The one in front said: ‘It’s a Holy Robey.’ He...