The Renegades of Pern Author:Anne McCaffrey Giron got to Aramina first and grabbed her, one hand on her mouth, the other pinning her arms to her side. Thella snatched a handful of hair and pulled the girls head back. — "Don't struggle, girl," Giron ordered, "or I'll knock you senseless. Maybe I ought to, Thella," he added, cocking his fist in preparation. "If she can hear dragons, they ... more »can hear her."
Thella gave Aramina's hair a savage jerk. "Don't even think of calling for a dragon."
"Too late," Giron cried in a strangled voice.
Thella let out a hoarse cry as the bronze dragon blocked their path. The dragon bellowed, his breath hot enough to startled Thella into running as fast as she could, Giron a stride behind her. Thella spared one look over her shoulder and saw the dragon crashing among the trees, unable to dodge though them as agilely as the humans could. The dragon roared his frustration. Thella and Giron kept running.« less