By Mary Stewart
Vanessa March by no means notion to seem for her lacking husband in Vienna -- until eventually she observed him in a newsreelshot there on the scene of a perilous fireplace. yet her hunt for solutions purely ends up 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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There, see? They're terribly hard to do, and some of the horses never do manage them. 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'd certainly love to see them. " "They live in Vienna. The performances are put on in a marvellous building like a big eighteenth-century ballroom, in the Hofburg Palace. They perform every Sunday morning, only, I'm afraid, not in August. They'll begin again in September. . " He grinned. "If I know anything about it, I'll still be here. But one can go into the stables any time and see them there, and I believe you can get to the training sessions and see the work actually going on. " He glanced away out of his window.
But he's not. I-I told her he was, it made it easier. " "I see. Well then-" Something in his expression stopped me. He had pushed the thick hair back and was half turned to face me, no longer sullenly ambushed, but cornered, committed, ready to defend himself. The seat belt holding him down helped the impression of something trapped and at bay. " I asked. " He cleared his throat. "It's-I thought it would be all right, but now it's come to the point I'm beginning to wonder. I dare say," he added with a sudden, fierce bitterness that disturbed me, "I dare say she's right, and I'm a stupid kid who shouldn't be out loose, but I-" He swallowed.