Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights (Puffin - download pdf or read online

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THE TRUEST HEART / 51 “There is nothing,” he pronounced flatly. “I know naught but my name. ” Gillian sat back, stunned. The import of that statement echoed through her, like the ceaseless wash of the surf upon the shore. Dear God, she thought numbly. His body was broken… And so was his mind. ” “You said I was on a ship. ” “Yes. ” Gillian divulged the admission before she thought better of it. “Aye, of course we’re near the sea. I can smell it. ” His eyes closed and he grimaced. When they opened, eyes of sea green fire rested upon her.

Wordlessly he let her go. She was up and on her feet the instant he released her. Her gown lay on a small wooden stool near the head of the bed. Turning her back to him, she slipped it over her head and upraised arms. It shimmied downward, falling around her hips and legs in soft folds. For an instant, she remained very still, the set of her shoulders narrow and hunched. It spun through his mind that she appeared ready to bolt. His mouth thinned. He tried to raise up on an elbow. Fire blazed through him like the flaming tip of a lance.

He crushed the lock of hair in his fingers, then slowly uncurled them. Wordlessly he let her go. She was up and on her feet the instant he released her. Her gown lay on a small wooden stool near the head of the bed. Turning her back to him, she slipped it over her head and upraised arms. It shimmied downward, falling around her hips and legs in soft folds. For an instant, she remained very still, the set of her shoulders narrow and hunched. It spun through his mind that she appeared ready to bolt.

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