By Piers Anthony
Be cautious what you need for . . .
“I’m really a wise woman who may make any guy a superb spouse. yet no guy sees that. No guy is drawn to my brain or character, simply my whatevers. So this is my want: I’m board stiff. i need experience, pleasure, and Romance.”
So starts Piers Anthony’s thirty-eighth Xanth novel, during which inappropriate Kandy seems at her mirrored image within the water of the shallow good and sees luxuriant midnight-black hair achieving all the way down to her breathtakingly slim waist, matching the darkish eyes in her wonderful face. A torso that comes as regards to absolute perfection. She is man’s wish. that's a part of the matter. within the shallow magic of the good, she asks that her want be granted.
whatever occurs. A surprising whirlwind surrounds her, lifting her up and ripping off her garments. She is altering by some means. Then she falls flat at the ground.
actually. She has been reworked right into a flat, stiff board with knotholes for eyes.
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After the winter, Rand thought, he probably considers Winternight excuse enough not to wait until tomorrow. “Tam,” the Mayor shouted as he hurried toward them. “The Light shine on me, it’s good to see you at last. And you, Rand. ” “Fine, Master al’Vere,” Rand said. ” But Bran’s attention was already back on Tam. “I was almost beginning to think you wouldn’t be bringing your brandy this year. ” “I’ve no liking for leaving the farm these days, Bran,” Tam replied. “Not with the wolves the way they are.
Perhaps she would not be there after all. Oddly, that possibility did not make him feel any better. 16 CHAPTER 2 Strangers W hen Rand and Mat carried the first barrels through the common room, Master al’Vere was already filling a pair of mugs with his best brown ale, his own make, from one of the casks cracked against one wall. Scratch, the inn’s yellow cat, crouched atop it with his eyes closed and his tail wrapped around his feet. Tam stood in front of the big fireplace of river rock, thumbing a long-stemmed pipe full of tabac from a polished canister the innkeeper always kept on the plain stone mantel.
My bones are too old for this wind. If you don’t mind, I’ll just see if Mistress al’Vere won’t fix me some mulled wine to take the chill off. Mayor. ” He was headed for the inn before he finished, and as the door swung shut behind him, Bran sighed. “Sometimes I think Nynaeve is right about . . Well, that’s not important now. You young fellows think for a minute. Everyone’s excited about the fireworks, true, and that’s only at a rumor. Think how they’ll be if the peddler doesn’t get here in time, after all their anticipating.
Board Stiff (Xanth, Book 38) by Piers Anthony