Twelve heartbeats to go.
Death most strongly felt that, if only for artistry’s sake, heroes should be made to make their exits from the stage of life in the highest melodramatic style, with only one in fifty score let to die of old age and in the bed of sleep for the object of irony.
Death has a quota to fill in The Sadness of the Executioner by Fritz Leiber, and only twenty heartbeats in which to claim tenscore human lives.
Let’s see, thought Death with a vast coolness that yet had a tiny seething in it, one hundred sixty peasants and savages, twenty nomads, ten warriors, two beggars, a whore, a merchant, a priest, an aristocrat, a craftsman, a king, and two heroes. That would keep his books straight.We are invited to peek over the shoulder of Death as he tries to creatively engineer the demise of Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser in fulfillment of the heroes quota. While completely unaware that Death has his eye upon them, will they unwittingly cheat death?
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