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I cannot explain to you, nor can you understand, unless you too are a horseman, the exhilarating feeling of well-being which pervaded me from the moment that I commenced riding Ace. I was a new man, imbued with a sense of superiority that led me to feel that I could go forth and conquer all Caspak single-handed.
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.
Daylight picked the ace from his hand and tossed it over alongside MacDonald's ace, saying:-
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. The ground was uneven and torn.