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2. H kQnsl wiT H manckinz

SI waz awEkand bF a Sok, sO sadan n sivEr Ht if dYraTi hAd not bin lFiN on H soft bed SI mFt hAv bin hart. Az i waz, H Jyr mEd har kec har breT n wandar wat hAd hApand; n tOtO pat hiz kOld litl nOz intM har fEs n wFnd dizmali. dYraTi sAt ap n nOtisd Ht H hQs waz not mMvN; nYr waz i dyrk, f H brFt sanSFn kEm in At H windO, fladN H litl rMm. SI sprAN fram har bed n wiT tOtO At har hIlz rAn n Opand H dYr.

H litl garl gEv a krF v amEzmnt n lUkd abQt har, har Fz grOiN bigar n bigar At H wandarfal sFts SI sY.

H sFklOn hAd set H hQs dQn vEri Jentli -- f a sFklOn -- in H midst v a kancri v myrvalas bjMti. HEr war lavli pAcz v grInswyrd Yl abQt, wiT stEtli crIz bErN ric n laSas frMts. bANks v gYrJas flQrz war on evri hAnd, n bardz wiT rEr n briljant plMmiJ sAN n flatard in H crIz n bUSz. a litl wE of waz a smYl brUk, raSN n spyrkN aloN bitwIn grIn bANks, n marmarN in a vqs vEri grEtfal t a litl garl hM hAd livd sO loN on H JrF, grE prErIz.

wFl SI stUd lUkN Igarli At H scrEnJ n bjMtifal sFts, sI nOtisd kamN tOward har a grMp v H kwIrist pIpl SI hAd evar sIn. HE war not Az big Az H grOn fOk SI hAd YlwEz bin jMsd t; bat nIHar war HE vEri smYl. in fAkt, HE sImd abQt Az tYl Az dYraTi, hM waz a wel-grOn cFld f har EJ, YlHO HE war, sO fyr Az lUks gO, meni jIrz Oldar.

TrI war men n wan a wUman, n Yl war odli Jresd. HE wYr rQnd hAts Ht rOz t a smYl pqnt a fUt abav HEr hedz, wiT litl belz arQnd H brimz Ht tinkld swItli Az HE mMvd. H hAts v H men war blM; H litl wUman'z hAt waz wFt, n SI wYr a wFt gQn Ht haN in plIts fram har SOldarz. Ovar i war sprinkld litl styrz Ht glisand in H san lFk dFmandz. H men war Jresd in blM, v H sEm SEd Az HEr hats, n wYr wel-poliSd bMts wiT a dIp rOl v blM At H tops. H men, dYraTi TYt, war abQt Az Old Az ankl henri, f tM v Hem hAd bIrdz. bat H litl wUman waz dQtlis mac Oldar. har fEs waz kavard in riNklz, har hEr waz nIrli wFt, n SI wYkd rAHar stifli.

wen HIz pIpl JrM nIr H hQs wEr dYraTi waz stAndN in H dYrwE, HE pYzd n wispard amaN Hemselvz, Az if afrEd t kam fYrHar. bat H litl Old wUman wYkd ap t dYraTi, mEd a lO bQ n sed, in a swIt vqs:

�jM r welkam, mOst nObl sYrsaris, t H lAnd v H /manckinz. wI r sO grEtfal t jM f hAvN kild H /wikid /wic v H /Ist, n f setN Qr pIpl frI fram bondiJ.�

dYraTi lisand t Hs spIc wiT wandar. wat kUd H litl wUman posabli mIn bF kYlN har a sYrsaris, n sEiN SI hAd kild H wikid wic v H Ist? dYraTi waz an inasnt, hyrmlis litl garl, hM hAd bin kErId bF a sFklOn meni mFlz fram hOm; n SI hAd nevar kild enITiN in Yl har lFf.

bat H litl wUman evidentli ekspektd har t Ansar; sO dYraTi sed, wiT hezitESn, �jM r vEri kFnd, bat HEr mast b sam mistEk. F hAv not kild enITiN.�

�jYr hQs did, enIwE,� riplFd H litl Old wUman, wiT a lAf, �n Ht z H sEm TiN. sI!� SI kntinjMd, pqntN t H kYrnar v H hQs. �HEr r har tM fIt, stil stikN Qt fram andar a blok v wUd.�

dYraTi lUkd, n gEv a litl krF v frFt. HEr, indId, Jast andar H kYrnar v H grEt bIm H hQs restd on, tM fIt war stikN Qt, Sod in silvar SMz wiT pqntd tOz.

�O, dIr! O, dIr!� krFd dYraTi, klAspN har hAndz tageHar in dismE. �H hQs mast hAv hYlan on har. watevar SAl wI d?�

�HEr z naTiN t b dan,� sed H litl wUman kYmli.

�bat hM waz SI?� Askd dYraTi.

�SI waz H wikid wic v H Ist, Az F sed,� Ansard H litl wUman. �SI hAz held Yl H manckinz in bondiJ f meni jIrz, mEkN Hem slEvz f har nFt n dE. nQ HE r Yl set frI, n r grEtfal t jM f H fEvar.�

�hM r H manckinz?� inkwFrd dYraTi.

�HE r H pIpl hM liv in Hs lAnd v H Ist wEr H wikid wic rMld.�

�r jM a manckin?� Askd dYraTi.

�nO, bat F am HEr frend, YlHO F liv in H lAnd v H nYrT. wen HE sY H wic v H Ist waz ded H manckinz sent a swft mesenJar t mI, n F kEm At wans. F am H wic v H nYrT.�

�O, grESas!� krFd dYraTi. �r jM a rIl wic?�

�jes, indId,� Ansard H litl wUman. �bat F am a gUd wic, n H pIpl lav mI. F am not Az pQarfal Az H wikid wiC waz hM rMld hIr, Yr F SUd hAv set H pIpl frI mFself.�

�bat F TYt Yl wicz war wikid,� sed H garl, hM waz hAf frFtand At fEsN a rIl wic. �O, nO, Ht z a grEt mistEk. HEr war Onli fYr wicz in Yl H /lAnd v /oz, n tM v Hem, TOz hM liv in H nYrT n H sQT, r gUd wicz. F nO Hs t b crM, f F em wan v Hem mFself, n ken not b mistEkan. HOz hM dwelt in H Ist n H west war, indId, wikid wicz; bat nQ Ht jM hAv kild wan v Hem, HEr z bat wan wikid wic in Yl H lAnd v oz -- H wan in H west.�

�bat,� sed dYraTi, Aftar a mOmant's TYt, �Ynt /em hAz tOld mI Ht H wicz war Yl ded -- jIrz n jIrz agO.�

�hM z Ynt /em?� inkwFrd H litl Old wUman.

�SI z mF Ynt hM livz in /kAnzas, wEr F kEm fram.�

H wic v H nYrT sImd t TiNk f a tFm, wiT har hed bQd n har Fz apon H grQnd. Hen SI lUkd ap n sed, �F d not nO wEr /kAnzas z, f F hAv nevar hard HAt kancrF mencand bifYr. bat tel mI, z i a sivalFzd kancrF?�

�O, jes,� riplFd dYraTi.

�Hn Ht akQnts f i. in H sivalFzd kancrIz F bilIv HEr r nO wicz left, nYr wizardz, nYr sYrsarisz, nYr maJiSnz. bat, jM sI, H lAnd v oz hAz nevar bin sivalFzd, f wI r kat of fram H rest v H wYrld. HErfYr wI stil hAv wicz n wizardz amaNst as.�

�hM r H wizardz?� Askd dYraTi.

�/oz himself z H grEt wizard,� Ansard H wic, siNkN har vqs t a wispar. �hI z mYr pQrfal Hn Yl H rest v as tageHar. hI livz in H sitI v emaraldz.�

dYraTi waz gOiN t Ask anaHar kwescn, bat Jast Hn H manckinz, hM hAd bin stAndN sFlantli bF, gEv a lQd SQt n pqntd t H kYrnar v H hQs wEr H wikid wic hAd bin lFiN.

�wat z i?� Askd H litl Old wUman, n lUkd, n bigAn t lAf. H fIt v H ded wic hAd disapIrd entFrli, n naTiN waz left bat H silvar SMz.

�SI waz sO Old,� eksplEnd H wic v H nYrT, �Ht SI JrFd ap kwikli in H san. Ht z H end v har. bat H silvar SMz r jYrz, n jM SAl hAv Hem t wEr.� SI rIcd dQn n pikd ap H SMz, n Aftar SEkN H dast of v Hem hAndd Hem t dYraTi.

�H wic v H Ist waz prQd v HOz silvar SMz,� sed wan v H manckinz, �n HEr z sam cyrm kanektd wiT Hem; bat wat i z wI nevar nM.�

dYraTi kErId H SMz intM H hQs n plEsd Hem on H tEbl. Hn SI kEm Qt agen t H manckinz n sed:

�F Am ANkSas t get bAk t mF Ynt n ankl, f F Am Sar HE wil wari abQt mI. kn jM help mI fFnd mF wE?�

H manckinz n H wic farst lUkd At wan anaHar, n Hn At dYraTi, n Hn SUk HEr hedz.

�At H Ist, not fYr fram hIr,� sed wan, �HEr z a grEt dezart, n nan kUd liv t kros i.�

�i z H sEm At H sQT,� sed anaHar, �f F hAv bin HEr n sIn i. H sQT z H kancri v H /kwYdlNz.�

�F Am tOld,� sed H Tard mAn, �Ht i z H sEm At H west. n Ht kancri, wEr H /wiNkIz liv, z rMld bF H wikid wic v H west, hM wUd mEk jM har slEv if jM pAsd har wE.�

�H nYrT z mF hOm,� sed H Old lEdi, �n At its eJ z H sEm grEt dezart Ht sarQndz Hs /lAnd v /oz. F'm afrEd, mF dIr, jM wil hAv t liv wiT as.�

dYraTi bigAn t sob At Hs, f SI felt lOnli amaN Yl HIz scrEnJ pIpl. har tIrz sImd t grIv H kFnd-hyrtd manckinz, f HE imIdiatli tUk Qt HEr hAnkarcifs n bigAn t wIp YlsO. Az f H litl Old wUman, SI tUk of har kAp n bAlansd H pqnt on H end v har nOz, wEl SI kQntd �wan, tM, TrI� in a solam vqs. At wans H kAp cEnJd intM a slEt, on wic waz ritan in big, wEt cYk myrks:

�let dYraTi gO t H siti v emaraldz�

H litl Old wUman tUk H slEt fram har nOz, n hAvN red H wardz on i, Askd, �z jYr nEm dYraTi, mF dIr?�

�jes,� Ansard H cFld, lUkN ap n JrFiN har tIrz.

�Hn jM mast gO t H siti v emaraldz. parhAps /oz wil help jM.�

�wEr z Hs siti?� Askd dYraTi.

�i z egzAktli in H sentar v H kancri, n z rMld bF /oz, H grEt wizard F tOld jM v.�

�z hI a gUd mAn?� inkwFrd H garl ANkSasli.

�hI z a gUd wizard. weHar hI z a mAn Yr not F kAn not tel, f F hAv nevar sIn him.�

�hQ kAn F get HEr?� Askd dYraTi.

�jM mast wYk. i z a loN Jarni, TrM a kancri Ht z samtFmz plezant n samtFmz dyrk n tErabl. hQevar, F wil jMz Yl H mAJik yrts F nO v t kIp jM fram hyrm.�

�wOn't jM gO wiT mI?� plIdd H garl, hM hAd bigan t lUk apon H litl Old wUman Az har Onli frend.

�nO, F kAn not d Ht,� SI riplFd, �bat F wil giv jM mF kis, n nO wan wil dEr inJar a parsan hM hAz bin kisd bF h wic v H nYrT.�

SI kEm klOs t dYraTi n kisd har gentli on H fYrhed. wEr har lips tacd H garl HE left a rQnd, SFnN myrk, Az dYraTi fQnd Qt sMn Aftar.

�H rOd t H siti v emaraldz z pEvd wiT jelO brik,� sed H wic, �sO jM kAn not mis i. wen jM get t /oz d not b afrEd v him, bat tel jYr stYri n Ask him t help jM. gUd-bF, mF dIr.�

H TrI manckinz bQd lO t har n wisd har a plezant Jarni, Aftar wic HE wYkd awE TrM H crIz. H wic gEv dYraTi a frendli nod, warld arQnd on har left hIl TrI tFmz, n scrEtwE disapIrd, mac t H sarprFz v litl tOtO, hM byrkd Aftar har lQdli enaf wen SI hAd gon, bikYz hI hAd bin afrEd Ivan t grQl wFl SI stUd bF.

bat dYraTi, nOiN har t b a wic, hAd ekspektd har t disapIr in JAst Ht wE, n waz not sarprFzd in H lIst.

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