The western lands

258 pages

English language

Published Dec. 14, 1987 by Viking.


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Whan that Aprille with his shoures sote
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,
Than longen folk to goon on pilgrimages . . .

"There is something exhilarating about the concept of a pilgrimage, stirring dull roots with spring rain, sudden smell of the sea, vast empty lands, at once festive and purposeful, and any such occasion will attract a cruising school of swindlers, steerers, fixers, guides and outright killers for profit.
The Thuggees, the Deceivers, are in business again, bound together in the brotherhood of murder, waiting for the moment when the glad cry goes up:
"Beeeetho!" (Outsider)
Whereupon travelers who have passed themselves off as Accountant, Hippy, Survivalist, Farmer, Artist, Academic, Hard Hat, Pop Group, CIA, KGB, as one man cast off their roles and strangle the Beethos.
How can one protect his caravan against the Deceivers? Of course you can give them a flutter on …

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