He came up again, nearly strangled, to find that either he or the zid had halved the distance between them.
The zid could only sink in all six taloned limbs and hold fast.
The zid's avid cries discouraged curiosity before it was well born.
The jeweller had subtle methods of travelling; nobody saw him cross the plains of zid; nobody saw him come to Mursk or Tlun.
Jeff ducked and strained his weight against the bunk, momentarily pinning the zid's threshing forelimb.
Closing their perception against the zid's distracting ragings, they set to work with perfect coordination.
Chafis Three and Four appeared from nowhere and stood solemnly by while the zid weakened and sank with a final gout of bubbles.
The zid caught it deftly, sank glistening teeth into the unit and demolished it with a single snap.
Jeff looked back once to see the zid close the distance between and spring upward to the tail fluke behind him.
The zid crashed against the door and drove it inches ajar, driving back their barricade.