The Gifts of Asti - Andre Norton

The Gifts of Asti

By Andre Norton

  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
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Therefore, obeying the order given of old, I would depart from this, Thy house. Suffer me now to fulfill the Law " Three times she prostrated her slim body on the stones at the foot of Asti's judgment chair. Then she arose and, with the confidence of a child in its father, she laid her hand palm upward upon the outstretched hand of Asti. Beneath her flesh the stone was not cold and hard, but seemed to have an inner heat, even as might a human hand. For a long moment she stood so and then she raised her hand slowly, carefully, as if within its slight hollow she cupped something precious.