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Now, when I needed meat, I ran it down on Ace and roped it, and when some great beast with which we could not cope threatened us, we galloped away to safety; but for the most part the creatures we met looked upon us in terror, for Ace and I in combination presented a new and unusual beast beyond their experience and ken.
With a word and a pressure of the knees I sent Ace leaping out into the open, and with Nobs running close alongside, we raced toward her.
I could not understand it, but I could only urge Ace to greater speed, and most nobly did the wondrous creature respond to my demands.
He was within a pace of Ajor when Ace and I dashed between them, and I, leaning down to the left, swept my little barbarian into the hollow of an arm and up on the withers of my glorious Ace.
And then Ace sank suddenly into thick mud to his belly, and Ajor and I were thrown far over his head.
Each was tall and straight and wonderfully muscled; yet they differed as Ace might differ from a perfect specimen of another species.
They cut saplings from the forest and laid a road into the swamp before they could get us all out, and then we marched back to the city of Jor the Galu chief, and there was great rejoicing when Ajor came home again mounted upon the glossy back of the stallion Ace.
Nobs stuck close to Bowen; but Ace and Ajor and I went out upon many long rides through the beautiful north Galu country.
Here Leonard lay dead in the garden, from natural causes; yet life was a deep, deep river, death a blue sky, life was a house, death a wisp of hay, a flower, a tower, life and death were anything and everything, except this ordered insanity, where the king takes the queen, and the ace the king.
With frantic eagerness Monty grovelled down to see them - then with a shriek of triumph he threw down a pair of aces.
The officers labored like politicians to beat the mass into a proper circle to face the men- aces.
He played a videotape that showed how the new Ace commercial had been made, followed by the commercial itself.