Century, 1989 - Всего страниц: 342
Young Alvin returns to the town of his birth and begins his apprenticeship with Makepeace Smith, committing seven years of his life in exchange for the skills and knowledge of a blacksmith. But Alvin must also learn to control and use his own talent, that of a Maker, else his destiny will be unfulfilled.
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And sure enough , Makepeace Smith ' s ears turned red and he stood up , all six
feet of him , with arms like oxlegs and hands that could crush a bear ' s face , and
he said , “ I ' m the master here , and when I say my prentice is good enough for ...
Any smith can do shoes , but it takes a real smith to do a plow blade or a wheel
tire , and a knack with horses don ' t help a bit with that . Why , for my masterpiece
I done me an anchor ! I was in Netticut at the time , mind you . There ain ' t much ...
But during all the years of his prenticeship , he had never heard one word of
praise from this man , nothing but complaints about how lazy Alvin was , and how
secondrate his work was , and all the time Makepeace Smith was lying , all the
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