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The Miracle-Workers

Author: Jack Vance
Year written: 1957
Author’s age at the time: 41
Year published: July 1958
Year revised: 1969
Publication: Astounding Science Fiction
Author’s title: The Miracle Workers
Dutch title: De wonderbarlijke verrichtingen van Sam Salazar
French title: Les faiseurs de miracles
Genre: short story, novella, SF

Quote:

The scouts approached at breakneck speed, at the last instant flinging their horses sidewise. Long shaggy legs kicked out, padlike hooves plowed through the moss. The scouts jumped to the ground, ran forward. “The way to Ballant Keep is blocked!”

Republished as The Miracle Workers by Spatterlight, 2012.