And why I did not take my revenge on Chessman after he'd killed reif.
reif said, "It was a mistake, too, to allow them the secret of the crossbow."
reif and the three Earthlings were bent over a military map depicting the area.
"Then it shouldn't have been introduced," reif said, his eyes unflinching from the Earthman's.
reif turned on his heel and followed by young Taller and his staff hurried down the knoll to where their horses were tethered.
reif bent down over his father's body for a moment, and then looked up, his lips white, at Plekhanov.
reif's ten-year-old son came up next to him and peered down at the map.
Behind them were four Texcocans, including reif and his teen-age son Taller.
reif had been thrown backward two paces by the blast of the heavy-calibered gun.