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By James Kelman

ISBN-10: 1846970407

ISBN-13: 9781846970405

Tammas is 20, a loner and a compulsive gambler. not able to carry a task for lengthy, his lifestyles revolves round Glasgow bars, residing together with his sister and brother-in-law, making a bet retailers, and casinos. occasionally Tammas wins, extra frequently he loses. yet playing provides him pretty much as good an opportunity as any of learning what he seeks from existence seeing that society bargains no prospect of a extra pleasing replacement.

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He reeled at the lip of the shallow cup at the base of the slab, slipped upon its polished curve, fell and rolled with that which had attacked him, kicking and writhing, straight through the narrowing portal into the passage! Forgetting all else, I sprang to his aid. As I leaped I felt the closing edge of the moon door graze my side. Then, as Larry raised a fist, brought it down upon the temple of the man who had grappled with him and rose from the twitching body unsteadily to his feet, I heard shuddering past me a mournful whisper; spun about as though some giant's hand had whirled me−− The end of the corridor no longer opened out into the moonlit square of ruined Nan−Tauach.

It passed through the door, and soon then the moon became low and the door closed. "The next night more confidence was mine, yes. And after that which comes had gone, I looked through its open door. I said, "It will not return for three hours. ' So I went−−even to here. I looked at the pillars of light and I tested the liquid of the Pool on which they fell. That liquid, Dr. " He handed me a small vial, its neck held in a long thong. " Wonderingly, I took the bottle; dipped it down into the Pool.

I looked eastward where the moon, now nearly a week past the full, was mounting. "You can't make me see what you've seen, Lieutenant," I laughed. "But you can make me hear. I've always wondered what kind of a noise a disembodied spirit could make without any vocal cords or breath or any other earthly soundproducing mechanism. " O'Keefe looked at me seriously. "All right," he said. " From deep down in his throat came first a low, weird sobbing that mounted steadily into a keening whose mournfulness made my skin creep.

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