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Date: Sun, 15 Oct 1995 20:29:18 -0400
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p. 297 of the Author's National Edition states that the "misfortune happened
which we knew was to happen -- the iron bolt from an arbalest struck between
her neck and her shoulder, and tore its way down through her armor."

Does anyone know what an arbalest is and could you describe it?


Jerry O'Brien