By Keith Laumer
Whilst John Bravais was once despatched on a mystery project to watch a conflict in North Africa he figured out greater than it was once secure for him to understand - even after he had secretly been surgically reworked in order that he used to be as powerful as a Bolo tank, and early as tricky: Wolf-like extraterrestrial beings, invisible to the standard eye, have been harvesting the brains of the fallen warring parties! Brevais may have develop into the last word Warrior, yet nonetheless he used to be just one guy opposed to an epidemic Of Demons.
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Down on his knees, his big head tossing, and seeing the other two still galloping he shot at the leader and hit him. He shot again and missed and he heard the carawonging roar as Wilson shot and saw the leading bull slide forward onto his nose. “Get that other,” Wilson said. ” But the other bull was moving steadily at the same gallop and he missed, throwing a spout of dirt, and Wilson missed and the dust rose in a cloud and Wilson shouted, “Come on. ” and grabbed his arm and they were in the car again, Macomber and Wilson hanging on the sides and rocketing swayingly over the uneven ground, drawing up on the steady, plunging, heavy-necked, straight-moving gallop of the bull.
And he had no fear, only hatred of Wilson, while the brakes clamped on and the car skidded, plowing sideways to an almost stop and Wilson was out on one side and he on the other, stumbling as his feet hit the still speeding-by of the earth, and then he was shooting at the bull as he moved away, hearing the bullets whunk into him, emptying his rifle at him as he moved steadily away, finally remembering to get his shots forward into the shoulder, and as he fumbled to re-load, he saw the bull was down.
He asked. “Just three,” Wilson said. “You killed the first bull. The biggest one. I helped you finish the other two. Afraid they might have got into cover. You had them killed. I was just mopping up a little. ” “Let’s go to the car,” said Macomber. ” “Got to finish off that buff first,” Wilson told him. The buffalo was on his knees and he jerked his head furiously and bellowed in pig-eyed, roaring rage as they came toward him. “Watch he doesn’t get up,” Wilson said. ” Macomber aimed carefully at the center of the huge, jerking, rage-driven neck and shot.
A Plague of Demons & Other Stories by Keith Laumer