By the Sword: The Pier

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The Pier

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. . .As when a hunted animal sees the predators closing in, and in great activity of body leaps about without any true direction, only sinking hope, so the swordsman’s lean frame moved within the confines of the boat. Disturbed by the increased rocking, John quit his retired posture, and taking his net in hand, cast it over the distracted youth. That was enough to focus the energies of the swordsman, who in bitter reaction put his hand to his blade. Yet drawing the weapon presented a problem: the well-practiced motion was neutered by the entrapments about him, and struggling only seemed to further ingrain himself within this web.

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CHECK OUT THE OTHER PARTS:

By The Sword
Part   1: How it Began
Part   2: Questions
Part   3: The Blackness of the Sea
Part   4: Locks
Part   5: Out of Time
Part   6: Ariesland
Part   7: Shadow of the Sisyphus
Part   8: Swords
Part   9: The Eagle and the Lamb
Part 10: Confession
Part 11: Compiler’s Note
Part 12: Sermon on a Mount
Part 13: The Pier

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