By Piers Anthony
Shock Golem has simply misplaced her brand-new child. The Stork assigned to carry her eagerly awaited package deal of pleasure has inexplicably refused to give up it, flying off as a substitute via a gap within the textile of fact.
Now, to trace down her offspring, shock needs to lead an ill-assorted assemblage of confederates on a determined quest via dozens of alternative Xanths. yet sinister, unseen forces are made up our minds to prevent her. And to be able to locate her baby, shock could have to lose her middle.
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Shock Golem has simply misplaced her brand-new child. The Stork assigned to bring her eagerly awaited package of pleasure has inexplicably refused to give up it, flying off as a substitute via a gap within the cloth of truth.
Now, to trace down her offspring, shock needs to lead an ill-assorted assemblage of confederates on a determined quest via dozens of alternative Xanths. yet sinister, unseen forces are decided to prevent her. And in an effort to locate her baby, shock can have to lose her middle.
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Surprise Golem. " The stork checked pages. "Surprise Golem," he read. " "That's the error. I was delivered five years late. " "Five years late? That is highly irregular. This will have to be reviewed by headquarters. Supervisor Stork will decide. " "Meanwhile please bring Stymy Stork to us," Che said. The stork nodded. " He flipped more pages, found the name, and tapped on it with a feather. A small pattern of dots flew out and disappeared. "There will be a brief delay. " "I am Che Centaur," Che said.
Sure I would," Ted said gleefully. " "He didn't do that here," Surprise said, wasting another glare on the unpenitent boy. " "Hardly that," Stifle said grimly. "In another alternate he participated in a hostile takeover of the Stork Works. " "But not this reality," Surprise repeated. "Perhaps true," Stifle agreed dubiously. " Ted asked. "We do," Che said severely. " "Hey, you forgot me," the peeve said. " the stork said, startled. " Then another stork flew to the office. This was Stymy; Surprise recognized him by the marks of the spectacles he wore when reading.
That's really something," Ted said, impressed. " Both children burst out laughing. "You're lying, bird beak," Monica said. "We can tell. " "Just testing," the bird said, annoyed. "Say," Ted said. "I heard about a man with a spot on the wall talent with a difference: he could summon them from elsewhere. Some spun, making folk nauseous. " Monica inquired snidely. " The peeve looked at him. " "No you don't," Surprise called. " "Awww," both children said together. Surprise smiled to herself. Not for nothing was it called the Adult Conspiracy.