There had not always been hunger in Erda. Even Teera, who was only eight years old, could remember when food had been, if not plentiful, at least sufficient to keep the stomachs of Erdling children from crying out so continuously that they were unable to sleep.
For a fleeting instant Teera's full lips curved in a smile that was mischievously triumphant, and Pomma's eyes danced in answer. Then, solemnly, they turned to face the others--and the results of the game they had taught each other how to play.
When her father asks her to give up her pet laban for food, Terra, one of the Erdlings who live underground, flees, falling into the hands of the Ol'zhaan, who take her to the world above ground. Reprint. SLJ. PW. K.
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