Rakhal whirled and with a quick jerk he pulled the skean loose.
I slipped the safety clasp from the hilt of my skean and went after him.
I moved backward, hand on my skean, braced for a sudden rush.
For an instant the shock drove the breath out of Brian, then he felt a hand close on his throat, and struck out with his skean.
The big lunk made a grab at the girl, and I whipped out my skean and pantomimed.
Kyral's face changed as she spoke; he drew a long breath and threw the whip down beside my skean on the floor.
I thrust myself between them and put my hand on the skean again.
It is the only thing I could get, but I sharpened it myself; it has an edge like a skean.'
Suddenly, so swiftly my eyes could hardly follow, he whipped out his skean and came at me.
He struck out again with his skean, and felt the blow go home—and with that there came a terrific, blinding roar.