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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Anyway , Makepeace Smith didn ' t show up that afternoon , and when Alvin
finished his assigned work , instead of doing chores and cleaning up , instead of
getting ahead , he went on up to the springhouse and took the measure of the
He just knew them , now that he ' d put his fingers and hands and arms into all the
places ; and if he forgot , and took the measure wrong somehow , he knew that in
a pinch he could make it fit even so . It was a kind of laziness , he knew , but ...
On the way back to the roadhouse they found Mock Berry on the road and took
him on home . Not a word did he say about what happened in the store , but Alvin
knew it wasn ' t cause he didn ' t appreciate it . He figured Mock Berry was plain ...
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