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By Terry Pratchett

When a tremendous wave destroys his village, Mau is the one one left. Daphne—a vacationer from the opposite part of the globe—is the only survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by means of language and customs, the 2 are united by means of disaster. Slowly, they're joined by means of different refugees. And as they fight to guard the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, problem dying himself, and discover a long-hidden mystery that actually turns the realm upside down.

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It was once a small grey, even supposing while there's blood within the water then no shark is small, and this one appeared to fill the entire of Mau’s international. He thrust the outdated guy towards Pilu yet saved his consciousness at the shark, taking a look into its mad, rolling eye because it swam prior. He thrashed round a bit to maintain its consciousness on him and didn’t sit back until eventually, at the back of him, he may consider the boat rocking as Ataba used to be hauled up for the second one time. The shark was once going to hurry him at the subsequent move, Mau may well inform. And— —suddenly it didn’t subject. This used to be the area, it all, simply this silent blue ball of soppy gentle, and the shark and Mau, with out a knife. a bit ball of house, without time. He swam lightly towards the fish, and this looked as if it would fear it. His innovations got here slowly and evenly, with no worry. Pilu and Ataba will be out of the water now, and that used to be what mattered. while a shark is coming at you, you're already useless, outdated Nawi had stated, and because you have been already useless, then whatever used to be worthy making an attempt. He rose lightly and gulped a lungful of air. while he sank go into reverse back, the shark had grew to become and used to be cutting throughout the water towards him. Wait…Mau trod water lightly because the shark got here onward, as grey as Locaha. There will be one probability. extra sharks will be right here at any moment, yet a moment handed slowly within the enviornment of sunshine. the following it came…. Wait. Then…Does no longer ensue, acknowledged Mau to himself, and permit all his breath out in a shout. The shark became as though it had hit a rock, yet Mau didn't watch for it back. He spun within the water and raced for the canoe as quickly as he dared, attempting to make the utmost of pace with the minimal of splash. because the brothers hauled him aboard, the shark handed beneath them. “You drove it away! ” stated Pilu, heaving him up. “You shouted and it became and ran! ” simply because previous Nawi used to be correct, Mau proposal. Sharks don’t like noise, which sounds louder underwater; it doesn’t topic what you shout, as long as you shout it loud! It most likely wouldn’t were a good suggestion if the shark have been fairly hungry, however it had labored. in case you have been alive, what else mattered? should still he inform them? Even Milo used to be taking a look at him with recognize. with no relatively with the ability to positioned phrases to it, Mau felt that being mysterious and a bit harmful used to be no longer a nasty factor instantly. and they'd by no means be aware of that he’d pissed himself at the as far back as the canoe, which so far as sharks have been involved was once approximately as undesirable as blood within the water, however the shark used to be not likely to inform a person. He appeared round, part anticipating to work out a dolphin watching for him to throw it a fish—and it's going to feel…right…to accomplish that. yet there has been no dolphin. “It used to be frightened of me,” he stated. “Perhaps it used to be scared by way of the demon. ” “Wow! ” stated Pilu. “Remind me after we come again that I owe a fish to Nawi. ” Then he regarded alongside the little deck to Ataba, who was once mendacity in a heap. “How is he? ” “He’s been banged approximately at the coral, yet he’ll live,” acknowledged Milo. He gave Mau a wondering glance, as though to claim “If that’s o.k. with you? ” He went on, “Er…who’s Nawi?

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