"Precious Treasure"  
Author Harry Turtledove
First Appearance Friends of the Horseclans II
Publisher Signet
Editor Robert Adams
Pamela Crippen-Adams
Reprinted No
Collected No
Illustrator Ken Kelley
Series Horseclans
Genre(s) Science Fiction
Publication date 1989

"Precious Treasure" is a short story by Harry Turtledove, marking his contribution to Friends of the Horseclans II (1989), edited by Robert Adams and Pamela Crippen-Adams. Robert Adams was the author of The Horseclans, a science fiction series begun in 1975, set in a post-nuclear North America that has been reduced to a medieval level by World War III (c. 1980), and where magic (or something virtually indistinguishable) works. "Precious Treasure" has not been reprinted.

Set in the 26th century, the story follows Peet Staiklee, a nomad of the Clan Staiklee from Adams' stories. He is nearsighted, which is an extreme handicap in a world where glasses are rare. When his only pair breaks, he must go on a perilous quest to the ruins of Uvalde in search of a replacement.

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