Friday, February 7, 2020


"The beast that bore her now down from the hills of Hallan was of finer breed, striped coat fitting sleek over hollow, buoyant bones, green eyes slitted against the wind, light and mighty wingssweeping up and down to either side of Semley, revealing and hiding, revealing and hiding the clouds above her and the hills below." 

"The striped windsteed rose and stalked softly on thick, hollow-boned legs to the water's edge."

"'Windsteeds!' Then he looked up and saw them, three great gryphon-cats circling down up on them, claws outstretched, wings black against the hot blue sky."

"Half-starved and overladen, the wind-steed gasped at each lift and downbeat of its great barred wings."
Ursula K. Le Guin, Rocannon's World

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