ou so desire. But take your spears and go."
She crossed to the little knoll and picked up the spears. She held one out to him, the one that bore the emerald point.
"This," she said, "to remember--Suarra."
"No," he thrust it back. "Go!"
If the others saw that jewel, never, he knew, would he be able to start them on the back trail--if they could find it. Starrett had seen it, of course, but he might be able to convince them that Starrett's story was only a drunken dream.
The girl studied him--a quickened interest in her eyes.
She slipped the bracelets from her arms, held them out to him with the three spears.
"Will you take these--and leave your comrades?" she asked. "Here are gold and gems. They are treasure. They are what you have been seeking. Take them. Take them and go, leaving that man here. Consent--and I will show you a way out of this forbidden land."
Graydon hesitated. The emerald alone was worth a fortune. What loyalty did he owe the three, afte
This thing is an epic - not in the sense of "truly great", but it is truly long. Three novelettes could have been carved from it easily.
In any case, ignoring that it gets really wordy in points (which I skipped over), it is quite the entertaining read.
A Merritt has a wonderful imagination. I enjoyed this book very much and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a combination of fantasy and science fiction.