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Words spoken by the woods III 

As I loosened the ropes from around his legs, I  found that they were terribly bruised. I wondered whether he had been doing a lot of hiking, but with more of it falling than climbing. His woolen socks were either … Continue reading

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A Modern Legend- Page One Hundred Ninety-seven

By then, they had walked a good distance into the forest. Something rustled in the bushes off to one side, and Cerys could feel something moving in her sleeve. “Watch out!” a small voice, hardly more than a squeak, seemed … Continue reading

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A Modern Legend- Page One Hundred Ninety-six

James stayed close to Cerys and her friend as they walked on. Even though Nashtra was not from this forest, and it was different from his own, and he kept saying that it was a very different tribe of elves, … Continue reading

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A Modern Legend- Page One Hundred Ninety-five

“She has a right to know,” Nashtra reminded him, his voice calm yet somehow also insistent. He turned to Cerys and explained, “You know that all plants breathe with a life of their own. Whereas most of them are good … Continue reading

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A Modern Legend- Page One Hundred Ninety-four

It was not the traditional dirt or brick path that they were used to seeing, but a long, winding line of grass between the thick stands of trees. It looked as though tiny stars rose out from between the leaves … Continue reading

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A Modern Legend- Page One Hundred Ninety-three

“Poisonous mushrooms, to begin with,” Lord Ridley told her. “You might not want to touch anything, really, unless you are certain that it’s safe. Once we get to the villages, it is a bit less dangerous.” “They prefer to have … Continue reading

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A Modern Legend- Page One Hundred Ninety-one

“It’s probably too bright for out here,” Nashtra told her when he saw the way the bat wriggled its head a little bit, but kept its face hidden from the light. “Really, it should be asleep right now.” “But I … Continue reading

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A Modern Legend- Page One Hundred Ninety

“They don’t bite,” Nashtra told her. “Most bats don’t have an interest in meat or blood,” Peter reminded her. “This one looks like it’s hiding its face from the daylight.” “Can I pull it off?” She asked. “Can he fly … Continue reading

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A Modern Legend- Page One Hundred Eighty-nine

The surface of the lake rippled and sparkled in the dying sunligtht, and the boat swayed gently on the small waves. The party sat on the deck and ate some of their rations while the wind push the boat across … Continue reading

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A Modern Legend- Page One Hundred Eighty-eight

The fungus monster lashed out, trying to slap the humans for letting it run away, but in the end he ran into the bushes after it. Cerys watched it leave, partly amazed at what had just happened, and partly disappointed … Continue reading

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