The Madam, the Odalisque, the Cataphract, and His Sons

Surely the Cataphract will not kill his son like this, the villagers think. Surely that time has passed.

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    For a few moments, there is silence. Surely the Cataphract will not kill his son like this, the villagers think. Surely that time has passed.

    Then the Cataphract raises his blade. A flash of silver, a torrent of red, and the boy is dead.

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