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Clever heard their story,

how the perfect hunter set onto the perfectly hunted, and found their hunt an endless round.

how hunter and hunted cycled and circled until they became near dead 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.