By S. M. Stirling
Against the Tide of Years maintains the adventures of the Nantucket citizens who've been transported via time to the Bronze Age. within the years because their arrival, the fledging Republic of Nantucket has striven to higher the primitive international within which they now exist. Their leading matters are constructing a structure and dealing with the waves of immigrants from the British Isles. yet a renegade time traveller plans his personal destiny by way of forging an empire for himself in accordance with conquest by means of sleek expertise. The Republic has no replacement yet to stand the inevitable warfare because of considered one of their own....
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The incident was eleven years old. The preposterous whisperings in the novitiate concerning the pilgrim's identity had long since died away. The novitiate of Brother Francis' time was not the novitiate of today. The newest of the new crop of youngsters had never heard of the affair. The affair had cost Brother Francis seven Lenten vigils among the wolves, however, and he never fully trusted the subject as safe. Whenever he mentioned it, he would dream that night of wolves and of Arkos; in the dream, Arkos kept flinging meat to the wolves, and the meat was Francis.
Forgive my density, please. You have successfully defined the name by pointing to the creature named, which is truly the meaning of the name. But now the creaturediagram itself represents something, does it not? " Jeris laughed. "Quite clear! Eloquent! If the creature is the name, then the name is the creature. 'Equals may be substituted for equals,' or 'The order of an equality is reversible,' but may we proceed to the next axiom? If 'Quantities equal to the same quantity may substitute for each other' is true, then is there not some 'same quantity' which both name and diagram represent?
He chased me with a stick, asked me the way to the abbey, and made marks on the rock where I found the crypt. " "No, no! Nothing like that, Messer," the monk gasped. " "As God is my judge, Messer, he only made those two marks. " "Ah, well," sighed the postulator. "Travelers' stories are always exaggerated. But I wonder how it all got started. " Brother Francis told him quite briefly. Aguerra seemed saddened. After a thoughtful silence, he took the fat scroll, gave it a parting pat, and dropped it into the waste-bin.