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Pern Drabbles

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If wishes were dragons, then all Pern would fly, Sami reminded herself. Her thighs ached from the long walk, and the light on the water from the hot sun dazzled her eyes, but the fire-lizard nest she sought was now before her.

She had found it the week before, and told no one. It was not that she hoped to Impress all the fire-lizards herself; far from it. Sami's hope was to watch a wild hatching and learn more about the lizards' natural behavior, and later apply her new knowledge to the watch-whers she was responsible for in her Hold.