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5. H reskjM v H tin wUdman

wen dYraTi awOk H san waz SFnN TrM H crIz n tOtO hAd loN bin Qt cEsN bardz arQnd him n skwarlz. SI sat ap n lUkd arQnd har. HEr waz H skErkrO, stil stAndN pESantli in hiz kYrnar, wEtN f har.

"wI mast gO n sarc f wotar," SI sed t him.

"wF d jM wYnt wotar?" hI Askd.

"t wYS mF fEs klIn Aftar H dast v H rOd, n t JriNk, sO H JrF bred wil not stik in mF TrOt."

"i mast b inkanvInjant t b mEd v fleS," sed H skErkrO TYtfali, "f jM mast slIp, n It n JriNk. hQevar, jM hAv brEnz, n i z warT a lot v boHar t b Ebl t TiNk proparli."

HE left H kotiJ n wYkd TrM H crIz antil HE fQnd a litl spriN v klIr wotar, wEr dYraTi JrANk n bETd n Et har brekfast. SI sY HEr waz not mac bred left in H bAskit, n H garl waz TANkfal H skErkrO did not hAv t It enITiN, f HEr waz skErsli Inaf f harself n tOtO f H dE.

wen SI hAd finiSd har mIl, n waz abQt t gO bAk t H rOd v jelO brik, SI waz styrtld t hIr a dIp grOn nIr bF.

"wat waz Ht?" SI Askd timidli.

"F kAn not imAJin," riplFd H skErkrO; "bat wI kAn gO n sI."

Jast Hn anaHar grOn rIcd HEr Irz, n H sQnd sImd t kam fram bihFnd Hem. HE tarnd n wYkd TrM H fYrist a fjM steps, wen dYraTi diskavard samTiN SFnN in a rE v sanSFn Ht fel bitwIn H crIz. SI rAn t H plEs n Hn stopd SYrt, wiT a litl krF v sarprFz.

wan v H big crIz hAd bin pyrtli copd TrM, n stAndN bisFd i, wiT an apliftd Aks in hiz hAndz, waz a mAn mEd entFrli v tin. hiz hed n yrmz n legz war Jqntd apon hiz bodi, bat hI stUd parfiktli mOSanlis, Az if hI kUd not star At Yl.

dYraTi lUkd At him in amEzmnt, n sO did H skErkrO, wFl tOtO byrkd Syrpli n mEd a snAp At H tin legz, wic hart hiz tIT.

"did jM grOn?" Askd dYraTi.

"jes," Ansard H tin mAn, "F did. F'v bin grOnN f mYr Hn a jIr, n nO wan hAz evar hard mI bifYr Yr kam t help mI."

"wat kn F d f jM?" SI inkwFrd softli, f SI waz mMvd bF H sAd vqs in wic H mAn spOk.

"get an ql-kAn n ql mF jqnts," hI Ansard. "HE r rastd sO bAdli Ht F kn not mMv Hem At Yl; if F Am wel qld F SAl sMn b Yl rFt agen. jM wil fFnd an Ql-kAn on a Self in mF kotiJ."

dYraTi At wans rAn bAk t H kotiJ n fQnd H ql-kAn, n Hn SI ritarnd n Askd ANkSasli, "war r jYr Jqnts?"

"ql mF nek, farst," riplFd H tin wUdmAn. sO SI qld i, n Az i waz kwFt bAdli rastd H skErkrO tUk hOld v H tin hed n mMvd i Jentli fram sFd t sFd antil i warkd frIli, n Hn H mAn kUd tarn i himself.

"nQ ql H Jqnts in mF yrmz," hI sed. n dYraTi qld Hem n H skErkrO bent Hem kErfali antil HE war kwFt frI fram rast n Az gUd Az nM.

H tin wUdmAn gAv a sF v sAtisfAkSn n lOward hiz Aks, wic hI lInd agenst H crI.

"Hs z a grEt kamfart," hI sed. "F hAv bin hOldN Ht Aks in H Er evar sins F rastd, n F'm glAd t b Ebl t pUt i dQn At lAst. nQ, if jM wil ql H Jqnts v mF legz, F SAl b Yl rFt wans mYr."

sO HE qld hiz legz antil hI kUd mMv Hem frIli; n hI TANkd Hem agen n agen f hiz rilIs, f hI sImd a vEri palFt krIcar, n vEri grEtfal.

"F mFt hAv stUd HEr YlwEz if jM hAd not kam aloN," hI sed; "sO jM hAv sartanli sEvd mF lFf. hQ did jM hApan t b hIr?"

"wI r on Qr wE t H emarald siti t sI H grEt /oz," SI Ansard, "n wI stopd At jYr kotiJ t pAs H nFt."

"wF d jM wiS t sI /oz?" hI Askd.

"F wont him t send mI bAk t /kAnzas, n H skErkrO wonts him t pUt a fjM brEnz intM hiz hed," SI riplFd.

H tin wUdmAn apIrd t TiNk dIpli f a mOmant. Hn hI sed:

"d jM sapOz /oz kUd giv mI a hyrt?"

"wF, F ges sO," dyraTi Ansard. "i wUd b Az Izi Az t giv H skErkrO brEnz."

"crM," H tin wUdmAn ritarnd. "sO, if jM wil alQ mI t jqn jYr pyrti, F wil YlsO gO t H emarald siti n Ask /oz t help mI."

"kam aloN," sed H skErkrO hyrtili, n dYraTi Adid Ht SI wUd b plIzd t hAv hiz kampani. sO H tin wUdmAn SOldard hiz Aks n HE Yl pAsd TrM H fYrist antil HE kEm t H rOd Ht waz pEvd wiT jelO brik.

H tin wUdmAn hAd Askd dYraTi t pUt H ql-kAn in har bAskit. "f," hI sed, "if F SUd get kYt in H rEn, n rast agen, F wUd nId H ql-kAn bAdli."

i waz a bit v gUd lak t hAv HEr nM komrAd Jqn H pyrti, f sMn Aftar HE hAd bigan HEr Jarni agen HE kEm t a plEs wEr H crIz n brAncz grM sO Tik Ovar H rOd Ht H crAvalarz kUd not pAs. bat H tin wUdmAn set t wark wiT hiz Aks n copd sO wel Ht sMn hI klIrd a pAsiJ f H entFr pyrti.

dYraTi waz TiNkN sO arnistli Az HE wYkd aloN Ht SI did not nOtis wen H skErkrO stambld intM a hOl n rOld Ovar t H sFd v H rOd. indId hI waz oblFJd t kYl t har t help him ap agen.

"wF didn't jM wYk arQnd H hOl?" Askd H tin wUdmAn.

"F dOn't nO Inaf," riplFd H skErkrO cIrfUli. "mF hed z stafd wiT scrY, jM nO, n Ht z wF F Am gOiN t /oz t Ask him f sam brEnz."

"O, F sI," sed H tin wUdmAn. "bat, Aftar Yl, brEnz r not H best TiNz in H warld."

"hAv jM eni?" inkwFrd H skErkrO.

"nO, mF hed z kwFt empti," Ansard H wUdmAn. "bat wans F hAd brEnz, n a hyrt YlsO; sO, hAvN crFd Hem bOT, F SUd mac rAHar hAv a hyrt."

"n wF z Ht?" Askd H skErkrO.

"F wil tel jM mF stYri, n Hn jM wil nO."

sO, wFl HE war wYkN TrM H fYrist, H tin wUdmAn tOld H folOiN stYri:

"F waz bYrn H san v a wUdman hM copd dQn crIz in H fYrist n sOld H wUd f a livN. wen F grM ap, F tM bikEm a wUdcopar, n Aftar mF fYHar dFd F tUk kEr v mF Old maHar Az loN Az SI livd. Hn F mEd ap mF mFnd Ht insted v livN alOn F wUd mEri, sO Ht F mFt not bikam lOnli.

"HEr waz wan v H manckin garlz hM waz sO bjMtifal Ht F sMn grM t lav har wiT Yl mF hyrt. SI, on har pyrt, promisd t mEri mI Az sMn Az F kUd arn Inaf mani t bild a betar hQs f har; sO F set t wark hyrdar Hn evar. bat H garl livd wiT an Old wUman hM did not wont har t mEri enIwan, f SI waz sO lEzi SI wiSd H garl t rimEn wiT har n d H kUkN n H hQswark. sO H Old wUman went t H wikid wic v H Ist, n promisd har tM SIp n a kQ if SI wUd privent H mEriJ. HErapon H wikid wic encAntd mF Aks, n wen F waz copN awE At mF best wan dE, f F waz AnkSas t get H nM hQs n mF wFf Az sMn Az posabl, H Aks slipd Yl At wans n kat of mF left leg.

"Hs At farst sImd a grEt misfYrcan, f F nM a wan-legd mAn kUd not d vEri wel Az a wUd-copar. sO F went t a tinsmiT n hAd him mEk mI a nM leg Qt v tin. H leg warkd vEri wel, wans F waz jMsd t i. bat mF AkSan ANgard h wikid wic v H Ist, f SI hAd promisd H Old wUman F SUd not mEri H priti manckin garl. wen F bigAn copN agen, mF Aks slipd n kat of mF rFt leg. agen F went t H tinsmiT, n agen hI mEd mI a leg Qt v tin. Aftar Hs H encAntd Aks kat of mF yrmz, wan Aftar H aHar; bat naTN dYntd, F hAd Hem riplEsd wiT tin wans. H wikid wic Hn mEd H Aks slip n kat of mF hed, n At farst F TYt Ht waz H end v mI. bat H tinsmiT hApand t kam aloN, n hI mEd mI a nM hed Qt v tin.

"F TYt F hAd bItan H wikid wic Hn, n F warkd hyrdar Hn evar; bat F litl nM hQ krMl mF enami kUd b. SI TYt v a nM wE t kil mF lav f H bjMtifUl manckin mEdan, n mEd mF Aks slip agen, sO Ht i kat rFt TrM mF bodi, splitN mI intM tM hAvz. wans mYr H tinsmiT kAm t mF help n mEd mI a bodi v tin, fAstanN mF tin yrmz n legz n hed t i, bF mInz v Jqnts, sO Ht F kUd mMv arQnd Az wel Az evar. bat, alAs! F hAd nQ nO hyrt, sO Ht F lost Yl mF lav f H manckin garl, n did not kEr weHar F mErId har Yr not. F sapOz SI iz stil livN wiT H Old wUman, wEtN f mI t kam Aftar har.

"mF bodi SOn sO brFtli in H san Ht F felt vEri prQd v i n i did not mAtar nQ if mF Aks slipd, f i kUd not kat mI. HEr waz Onli wan dEnJar -- Ht mF Jqnts wUd rast; bat F kept an ql-kAn in mF kotiJ n tUk kEr t ql mFself wenevar F nIdd i. hQevar, HEr kEm a dE wen F fYrgot t d Hs, n, bIiN kYt in a rEnstYrm, bifYr F TYt v H dEnJar mF Jqnts hAd rastd, n F waz left t stAnd in H wUdz antil jM kEm t help mI. i waz a tErabl TiN t andargO, bat darN H jIr F stUd HEr F hAd tFm t TiNk Ht H grEtist los F hAd nOn waz H los v mF hyrt. wFl F waz in lav F waz H hApIest mAn on arT; bat nO wan kn lav hM hAz not a hyrt, n sO F Am rizolvd t Ask /oz t giv mI wan. if hI daz, F wil gO bAk t H manckin mEdan n mEri har."

bOT dYraTi n H skErkrO hAd bin grEtli intarestd in H stYri v H tin wUdmAn, n nQ HE nM wF hI waz sO ANkSas t get a nM hyrt.

"Yl H sEm," sed H skErkrO, "F SAl Ask f brEnz insted v a hyrt; f a fMl wUd not nO wat t d wiT a hyrt if hI hAs wan."

"F SAl tEk H hyrt," ritarnd H tin wUdmAn; "f brEnz d not mEk wan hApi, n hApInes z H best TiN in H warld."

dYraTi did not sE enITiN, f SI waz pazld t nO wic v har tM frendz waz rFt, n SI disFdd if SI kUd Onli get bAk t /kAnzas n Ynt /em, i did not mAtar sO mac weHar H wUdmAn hAd nO brEnz n H skErkrO nO hyrt, Yr Ic got wat hI wontd.

wat warId har mOst waz Ht H bred waz nIrli gon, n anaHar mIl f harself n tOtO wUd empti H bAskit. t b SMr, nIHar H wUdmAn nYr H skErkrO evar Et enITiN, bat SI waz not mEd v tin nYr scrY, n kUd not liv anles SI waz fed.

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