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Clever heard their story:

how the perfect hunter set upon the perfectly hunted whereby their hunt became an endless round.

how hunter and hunted cycled, circled, and rotated, month upon month, year upon year, wasting away, near death but unable to die.

how dire exhaustion flung them, hunter and hunted, out of the wide world.

how hunter and hunted fell like burnt-out stars into this covert place where the mill-wheel turns parallel to the wide world.

how they picked themselves up, tended their bruises, and abandoned the hunt.

how they settled in at the mill like an old married couple, giving over to its wheel their perpetual chase.