“If you know so much then why insult me with this?” I held up the arrow. “You thought this archaic weapon would work against me?”
“No, no, Mr. Gower. No insult intended. It was merely a test.”
Once again I heard the click and the rush of an arrow and this time I was ready, but as soon as my hand wrapped around the shaft something slammed into me from behind, knocking me to my knees. The air fled my lungs in a great rush and it was impossible for me to catch my breath as the projectile embedded itself into the middle of my back, narrowly missing my spine and halting just short of my sternum. The shock of pain was so i...
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