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4. H rOd TrM H fYrist

Aftar a fjM Qrz H rOd bigAn t b raf, n H wYkN grM sO difikalt Ht H skErkrO ofan stambld Ovar H jelO briks, wic war hIr vEri anIvan. samtFmz, indId, HE war brOkan Yr misN YltageHar, lIvN hOlz Ht tOtO Jampd akros n dYraTi wYkd arQnd. Az f H skErkrO, hAvN nO brEnz, hI wYkd scrEt ahed, n stepd intM H hOlz n fel At fUl lengT on H hyrd briks. i nevar hart him, hQevar, n dYraTi wUd pik him ap n set him apon hiz fIt agen, wFl hI Jqnd har in lAfN mErili At hiz On mishAp.

H fyrmz war not nIrli sO wel kErd f hIr Az HE war fyrHar bAk. HEr war fjMr hQsz n fjMr frMt crIz, n H fyrHar HE went H mYr dizmal n lOnsam H kancri bikEm.

At nMn, HE sAt dQn bF H rOdsFd, nIr a litl brUk, n dYraTi Opand har bAskit n got Qt sam bred. SI ofard a pIs t H skErkrO, bat hI rifjMzd.

“F Am nevar haNgri,” hI sed, “n i z a laki TiN F Am not, f mF mQT z Onli pEntd, n if F SUd kat a hOl in i sO F kUd It, H scrY F Am stafd wiT wUd kam Qt, n Ht wUd spql H SEp v mF hed.”

dYraTi sY At wans Ht Hs waz crM, sO SI Onli nodd n went on ItN har bred.

“tel mI samTiN abQt jYrself n H kancri jM kEm fram,” sed H skErkrO, wen SI hAd finiSd har dinar. sO SI tOld him Yl abQt /kAnzas, n hQ grE evrITiN waz HEr, n hQ H sFklOn hAd kErId har t Hs kwIr lAnd v /oz.

H skErkrO lisand kErfali, n sed, “F kAn not andarstAnd wF jM SUd wiS t lIv Hs bjMtifal kancri n gO bAk t H JrF, grE plEs jM kYl /kAnzas.”

“Ht z bikYz jM hAv nO brEnz” Ansard H garl. “nO mAtar hQ JrIri n grE Qr hOmz r, wI pIpl v fleS n blad wUd rAHar liv HEr Hn in eni aHar kancri, b i evar sO bjMtifal. HEr iz nO plEs lFk hOm.”

H skErkrO sFd.

“v kYrs F kAn not andarstAnd i,” hI sed. “if jYr heds war stafd wiT scrY, lFk mFn, jM wUd probabli Yl liv in H bjMtifal plEsz, n Hn /kAnzas wUd hAv nO pIpl At Yl. i z fYrcanat f /kAnzas Ht jM hAv brEnz.”

“wOn't jM tel mI a stYri. wFl wI r restN?” Askd H cFld.

H skErkrO lUkd At har riprOcfali, n Ansard:

“mF lFf hAz bin sO SYrt Ht F rIli nO naTiN watevar. F waz Onli mEd dE bifYr jestardE. wat hApand in H warld bifYr Ht tFm z Yl annOn t mI. lakili, wen H fyrmar mEd mF hed, wan v H farst TiNz hI did waz t pEnt mF Irz, sO Ht F hard wat waz gOiN on. HEr waz anaHar manckin wiT him, n H farst TiN F hard waz H fyrmar sEiN, 'hQ d jM lFk HOz Irz?'”

“'HE yrn't scrEt,'” Ansard H aHar.

“'nevar mFnd,'” sed H fyrmar. “'HE r Irz Jast H sEm,'” wic waz crM Inaf.

“'nQ F'l mEk H Fz,'” sed H fyrmar. sO hI pEntd mF rFt F, n Az sMn Az i waz finiSd F fQnd mFself lUkN At him n At evrITiN arQnd mI wiT a grEt dIl v kjarIositi, f Hs waz mF farst glimps v H warld.

“'HAt's a rAHar priti F,'” rimyrkd H manckin hM waz wocN H fyrmar. “'blM pEnt z Jast H kalar f Fz.'”

“'F TiNk F'l mEk H aHar a litl bigar,'” sed H fyrmar. n wen H sekand F waz dan F kUd sI mac betar Hn bifYr. Hn hI mEd mF nOz n mF mQT. bat F did not spIk, bikYz At Ht tFm F didn't nO wat a mQT waz f. F hAd H fan v wocN Hem mEk mF bodi n mF yrmz n legz; n wen HE fAsand on mF hed, At lAst, F felt vEri prQd, f F TYt F waz Jast Az gUd a mAn Az enIwan.

“'Hs felO wil skEr H krOz fAst Inaf,' sed H fyrmar. 'hI lUks Jast lFk a mAn.'”

“'wF, hI z a mAn,' sed H aHar, n F kwFt agrId wiT him. H fyrmar kErId mI andar hiz yrm t H kYrnfIld, n set mI ap on a tYl stikm wEr jM fQnd mI. hI n hiz frend sMn Aftar wYkd awE n left mI alOn.

“F did not lFk t b dizartd Hs wE. sO F crFd t wYk Aftar Hem. bat mF fIt wUd not tac H grQnd, n F waz fYrsd t stE on Ht pOl. i waz a lOnli lFf t lId, f F hAd naTiN t TiNk v, hAvN bin mEd sac a litl wFl bifYr. meni krOz n aHar bardz flM intM H kYrnfIld, bat Az sMn Az HE sY mI HE flM awE agen, TiNkN F waz a manckin; n Hs plIzd mI n mEd mI fIl Ht F waz kwFt an impYrtant parsan. bF n bF an Old krO flM nIr mI, n Aftar lUkN At mI kErfali hI parcd apon mF SOldar n sed:

“'F wandar v Ht fyrmar TYt t fMl mI in Hs klamzi mAnar. eni krO v sens kUd sI Ht jM r Onli stafd wiT scrY.' Hn hI hopd dQn At mF fIt n Et Yl H kYrn hI wYntd. H aHar bardz, sIiN hI waz not hyrmd bF mI, kEm t It H kYrn tM, sO in a SYrt tFm HEr waz a grEt flok v Hem abQt mI.

“F felt sAd At Hs, f i SOd F waz not sac a gUd skErkrO Aftar Yl; bat H Old krO kmfartd mI, 'if jM Onli hAd brEnz in jYr hed jM wUd b Az gUd a mAn Az eni v Hem, n a betar mAn Hn sam v Hem. brEnz r H Onli TiNz warT hAvN in Hs warld, nO mAtar weHar wan z a krO Yr a mAn.'

“Aftar H krOz hAd gon F TYt Hs Ovar, n disFdd F wUd crF hyrd t get sam brEnz. bF gUd lak jM kEm aloN n pUld mI of H stEk, n fram wat jM sE F Am Sar H grEt /oz wil giv mI brEnz Az sMn Az wI get t H emarald siti.”

“F hOp sO,” sed dYraTi arnistli, “sins jM sIm ANkSas t hAv Hem.”

“O, jes; F Am AnkSas,” ritarnd H skErkrO. “i z sac an ankamfartabl fIlN t nO wan z a fMl.”

“wel,” sed H garl, “let as gO.” n SI hAndd H bAskit t H skErkrO.

HEr war nO fensz At Yl bF H rOdsFd nQ, n H lAnd waz raf n antild. tYrd IvnN HE kEm t a grEt fYrist, wEr H crIz grM sO big n klOs tageHar Ht HEr brAncz met Ovar H rOd v jelO brik. i waz YlmOst dyrk andar H crIz, f H brAncz Sat Qt H dElFt; bat H crAvalarz did not stop, n went on intM H fYrist.

“if Hs rOd gOz in, i mast kam Qt,” sed H skErkrO, “n Az H emarald siti z At H aHar end v H rOd, wI mast gO wErevar i lIdz as.”

“enIwan wUd nO Ht,” sed dYraTi.

“sartanli; Ht z wF F nO i,” ritarnd H skErkrO. “if i rikwFrd brEnz t figjar i Qt, F nevar SUd hAv sed i.”

Aftar an Qr Yr sO H lFt fEdd awE, n HE fQnd Hemselvz stamblN aloN in H dyrknis. dYraTi kUd not sI At Yl, bat tOtO kUd, f sam dogz sI vEri wel in H dyrk; n H skErkrO diklErd hI kUd sI Az wel Az bF dE. sO SI tUk hOld v hiz yrm n mAniJd t get aloN fErli wel.

“if jM sI eni hQs, Yr eni plEs wEr wI kn pAs H nFt,” SI sed, “jM mast tel mI; f i z vEri ankamfartabl wYkN in H dyrk.”

sMn Aftar H skErkrO stopd.

“F sI a litl kotiJ At H rFt v as,” hI sed, “bilt v logz n brAncz. SAl wI gO HEr?”

“jes, indId,” Ansard H cFld. “F Am Yl tFrd Qt.”

sO H skErkrO led har TrM H crIz antil HE rIcd H kotiJ, n dYraTi entard n fQnd a bed v JrFd lIvz in wan kYrnar. SI lE dQn At wans, n wiT tOtO bisFd har sMn fel intM a sQnd slIp. H skErkrO, hM nevar tFrd, stUd ap in anaHar kYrnar n wEtd pESantli antil mYrnN kEm.

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