Viewpoint

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Published: 1960
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,049 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,921
Added to site: 2007.11.30
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A fearsome thing is a thing you're afraid of--and it has nothing whatever to do with whether others are afraid, nor with whether it is in fact dangerous. It's your view of the matter that counts!

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perhaps not," Contarini said. "Perhaps not. But you are braver than I. I am not afraid of any man living. But you are afraid of neither the living nor the dead, nor of man nor devil--which is a great deal more than I can say for myself. Besides, there is the blood of kings in your veins. And has not a king protection that even a man of noble blood such as myself does not have? I think so.

"Oh, I have no doubt that you could do it, if you but would. And then, perhaps, when you are free, you would free me--for teaching you all I know to accomplish this. My fear holds me chained here, but you have no chains of fear."

Broom had thought that over for a moment, then grinned. "All right, my friend; I'll try it. What's your first lesson?"

The memory faded from Broom's mind. Had he really moved through some segment of Eternity to reach this ... this place? Had he--

He felt a chill run through him. What was he doing here? How could he have taken it all so calmly. Afraid of man or devil, no-

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2015.02.13
Lisa Carr
****.

A confused man wakes in a strange room full of odd objects. As he explores, his memories begin to come back to him. Eventually, he realizes he has been transported from his prison cell to a strange city in the future.
A fairly straightforward story. The identification of the protagonist at the conclusion seems a bit heavy-handed.


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