The "four horsemen" - Death, Famine, Pestilence, & War, were to meet to bring about apocalypse, but are forced to postpone because Pestilence cannot come to meeting now. I suppose "four horsemen" has some biblical significance; it didn't mean anything to me - though the story has the flavor of some similar stories in India.
Fact sheet.First published: AntipodeanSF magazine, #114 (November/December 2007).
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