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Merlin the Archer: Winter and Death- Stonehenge and Sacrifice


Winter and Death In the late summer, when the plains were golden with the stalks of the dried grasses and the leaves beginning to get brittle and lose their green in the chill of the mornings, the sun shone through … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: Moving the Stones, the People: Building Stonehenge


Building Stonehenge It felt good to moving again. After all, we were men unencumbered by women or children. We had only our three ponies, which Finn named Teti, Pepi, and Nefer-kah, in honor of our Egyptian masters. Finn took a … Continue reading

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Building Stonehenge: The Wooden Ring


Building Stonehenge: The Wooden Ring “How do you know who we are, and how do you know our language?” I said. I suppose I must have sounded a bit rude to the old man. But I was in shock. I … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: On to the Green Island–two Merlins


Merlin the Archer: On to the Green Island–two Merlins How many trails had I been down in my life of adventure and wandering? How many battles, and escapes from battles? Shipwrecks, being bound in ropes, washed up on unknown shores? … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: Revenge — on to the Pillars of Herakles


Revenge –on to the Pillars of Herakles When I was through sitting with her, keeping company with her lingering shade, if there is such a thing, I carried her wrapped in her cloak down to the precinct of the Goddess. … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: A slave no more– Pelop and Vila at last


A Slave No More: Return to Vila By daybreak, Finn, Sadik, and I were half a march north. We slept in a cave above a wadi, deep in the desert badlands. Urartu had stayed behind. I stood with him apart … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: Out of Egypt


Out of Egypt The huge brakka rode easily on the strong current of the broad Nile. My leg had healed and I felt whole, though restless and angry. I had killed my friend Mtombe, but, well, such things happen in … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: The Death of Mtombe


The Death of Mtombe Before leaving for the campaign to subdue the Sand-People in Kanaa, there were offerings made to many gods. Since I was now such a big part of the proceedings, I was required to attend the offerings … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: Shesut, daughter of the Gods


Shesut, Daughter of the Gods “Oh, good shot!” Ikaron shouted. My arrow had taken down the deer they called the gazelle from a hundred paces. Hotep, our Egyptian master, laughed and clapped his hands together. “Good, good, Achaeans!” His knowledge … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer: The Land of the Pyramids


The Land of the Pyramids At first I didn’t know what I was looking at. Three perfect, pure-white mountains, each with a shining star at its top. The sun’s binding rays reflected off the stars and the light beamed in … Continue reading

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