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"I have little doubt that your Sulieman is fast enough to show his heels to
Harthager but I would be disposed in spite of that to back the black. What odds
would you give me?" The king put down his flagon and turned to face her. "Odds!"
he cried. "When Sargon, King of Kings, went to war with little Samaria, did he
expect odds? You have a great black stallion who has never been beaten and is
the talk of all Constantinople. Yet you ask odds for him. Gentle lady, gracious lady
, you ...
Now he came up to Harthager's side and squinted at Ildico. "Lady," he said, "my
honorable father is wrong. So are all these other honorable fathers who are
afraid of the Arab. Lady, the black is going to win. He let me edge in beside him
this morning. Just for a minute, lady. I knew he was angry because there were
only strangers around him and he was lonely for you. It wasn't because he was
afraid of the race. He has taken on the edge, lady. Oh, what a fine edge!" "What is
your name, ...
I have brought Harthager for you to ride." "Laudio, you are being very generous,"
he said. "Generous?" She turned away. "I am not being generous. I am trying to
make amends for the terrible thing I did. Perhaps, if you live, you can do
something for my poor little Ildico." Nicolan walked over to soothe the impatient
black. Harthager let his forefeet come back to earth. "O King," said Nicolan, "we
had a wild ride up in the hills, you and I." He placed one hand on the silky skin of
the regal ...
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