Los niños de Sukhavati by Jostein Gaarder

By Jostein Gaarder

Lik y Lak viven en una tierra plana mucho más allá de nuestra Tierra, pero Sukhavati no es un planeta. Si vivieras allí «podrías andar eternamente sin volver jamás al lugar desde el que empezaste los angeles caminata». En Sukhavati el tiempo apenas transcurre. los angeles vida apenas transcurre. Cien años o mil años no son más que un soplo en los angeles gran eternidad. Lik y Lak tienen una gran ilusión: visitar l. a. Tierra, sobre los angeles que su anciano amigo Oliver les cuenta historias maravillosas. Un día su deseo se cumple: Oliver ha preparado una bola de cristal en l. a. que los dos niños podrán viajar a los angeles Tierra. Pero no será sólo un viaje de placer, pues Oliver les pide algo muy importante: que hagan saber a las personas que viven allí lo maravillosa que es los angeles vida.

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Bridazak wandered over to the window and watched Spilf move through the shadow of night until he could not be seen any longer. He stared down the small street to Gathford. The shadows were heavy as the night waned. He caught a sudden but slight shift in the blackness. Yes, there was something hiding within, but it was far down the street, three structures beyond, just past the old candle shop. Bridazak’s eyes narrowed to focus in. ” Dulgin asked as he walked behind Bridazak and looked out the window.

Claws sprang out of paws attached to shaggy, light brown fur. A hateful expression of rage was on their distorted rodent faces. These were giant rats. Bridazak’s shot unerringly hit his first opponent between its eyes. Without hesitation he quickly pulled out another arrow and struck the second rat in the chest with deadly accuracy. It slammed it into the cold stone floor. Dulgin pulled out a throwing axe and hurled it toward his mark. The vile thing fell dead with the hatchet buried in its head.

The conversation was meant to keep their defenses down, but now Bridazak moved quickly to pull forth his short 55 bow and notch an arrow, as he knew that Dulgin’s chime was not diplomatic enough to hold them back any longer. They rushed the group from the darkness. Claws sprang out of paws attached to shaggy, light brown fur. A hateful expression of rage was on their distorted rodent faces. These were giant rats. Bridazak’s shot unerringly hit his first opponent between its eyes. Without hesitation he quickly pulled out another arrow and struck the second rat in the chest with deadly accuracy.

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