By Orson Scott Card
Alvin Miller, a proficient 7th son of a 7th son, makes use of his talents as a Maker to assist create a brighter destiny for the United States, yet his job is additional challenged by way of his old enemy, the Unmaker, who plots to finish Alvin's lifestyles.
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Singing and laughter, and yet not a heartfire to be seen. There had never been such a strange thing in all her life. Was this a haint house? Did the restless dead dwell here, unable to let go of life? But who ever heard of a haint that laughed? Or sang such a cheery song? And there, running around the house, was a boy not more than six, being chased by three older girls. Not one with a heartfire. But from the dirt on the boy's face and the rage in the eyes of the red-faced girls, these could not be the spirits of the dead.
It ain't a pretty package but then it's not your birthday that I know of, so I'm under no obligation to give you a gift. Chapter 2 – Hypocrites Calvin was about fed up. Just this close to walking up to Alvin and… and something. ” Alvin could always do everything better, or if he couldn't then it must not be worth doing. Folks gathered around and listened to Alvin's babbling like it all made sense. Folks watched every move he made like he was a dancing bear. Only time they noticed Calvin was to ask him if he would kindly step aside so they could see Alvin a little better.
Then he would have know that I'm truly a Maker, because I healed him. How could I have missed such an opportunity to show what I can do? At once he turned and raced back through the forest, dodging the roots, skittering down a bank he had so eagerly climbed only moments before. But when, panting, he emerged into the meadow, the old man wasn't there, though bits of blood still clung to the grass and pooled where his head had lain. Not dead, then. He got up and walked, so he can't be dead. What a fool I was, thought Calvin.
Alvin Journeyman: The Tales of Alvin Maker IV by Orson Scott Card