By Margaret Ball, Anne McCaffrey
"Something's Alive In There!"
She used to be a bit lady, with a tiny horn within the middle of her brow, funny-looking toes, appealing silver hair, and a number of other curious powers: the power to purify air and water, make crops develop, and heal scars and damaged bones. A trio of grizzled prospectors chanced on her drifting in an get away pod amid the asteroids, followed her, and took her to the bandit planet Kezdet, a spot the place no questions are requested and the lady may possibly develop up free.
But Kezdet has its personal darkish mystery. The prosperity of the planet is predicated on a hideous alternate in baby slave exertions, administered by way of "The Piper" -- a secret guy with distinctive plans for Acorna and her powers. yet unfastened little women have a manner of turning out to be into freedom-loving younger women, and Acorna has exact plans all her personal. . .
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