By Clark Ashton Smith
Released in chronological order, with huge tale and bibliographic notes, this sequence not just offers entry to tales which were out of print for years, yet supplies them a historic and social context. sequence editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the still-existing manuscripts, letters and numerous released models of the tales, making a definitive "preferred text" for Smith's whole physique of labor. This 3rd quantity of the sequence brings jointly 21 of his myth tales.
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I'm only the driver. A trick of the half-light, or did it smile, an evil elongation of that awful mouth, another movement of the hooded head. He wanted to close his eyes and shut it out but his lids appeared to have stuck. Forced to look into those flashing pinpoints, reading death there and praying that it would be quick. I'm dying anyhow, you don't have to bother to kill me. Just leave me alone and I'll be dead before long. Background noises; engines running, people screaming for help outside in the Stygian blackness.
I cannot guarantee it and neither can that Heath Robinson zoo. Apparently, various means of transport were used to take the zoo animals away and nobody really knows which vehicles took which. Consequently, we encountered an additional delay whilst the recipients of species were contacted and our inventory has had to be compiled by a process of elimination. Anyway, to the best of our knowledge we are hunting,' he paused, flipped over a page, 'one African rock python, presumably the one that killed PC Bazeley.
Now he could see the offending object lying motionless on the floor; a screwdriver, one he had used to tighten a loose screw on" the dash earlier and had left lying on the seat. Bloody hell, for a moment he had thought it was a ... Don't think about those snakes. Like the man at the zoo said, you won't even have to unload them at the other end. You can report your arrival, go and get a cup of tea and by the time you get back you'll have an empty van to take home. As simple as that. You're just a driver, Ken Wilson, nothing else.