Sequence of author: Serpent world(№1)
Orson Scott Card
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Orson Scott Card Pathfinder CHAPTER 1 If a Tree Falls Saving the human race is a frantic business. Or a tedious one. It all depends on what stage of the process you’re taking part in. • • • Rigg and Father usually set the traps together, because it was Rigg who had the knack of seeing the paths that the animals they wanted were still using. Father was blind to it-he could never see the thin shimmering trails in the air that marked the passage of living creatures through the world. But to Rigg it was, and always had been, part of what his eyes could see, without any effort at all. The newer the path, the bluer the shimmer; older ones were green, yellow; the truly ancient ones tended toward red. As a toddler, Rigg had quickly learned what the shimmering meant, because he could see everyone leaving trails behind them as they went. Besides the color, there was a sort of signature to each one, and over the years Rigg became adept at recognizing them. He could tell at a glance the...