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10. H gyrdian v H gEt

i waz sam tFm bifYr H kQwardli lFan awEkand, f hI hAd lEn amaN H popIz a loN wFl, brIHN in HEr dedli frEgrans; bat wen hI did Opan hiz Fz n rOl of H crak hI waz vEri glAd t fFnd himself stil alFv.

"F rAn Az fAst Az F kUd," hI sed, sitN dQn n jYnN, "bat H flQrz war tM scroN f mI. hQ did jM get mI Qt?"

Hn HE tOld him v H fIld mFs, n hQ HE hAd Jenarasli sEvd him fram deT; n H kQwardli lFan lAfd, n sed:

"F hAv YlwEz TYt mFself vEri big n tErabl; jet sac litl TiNz Az flQrz kEm nIr t kilN mI, n sac smYl Anamlz Az mFs hAv sEvd mF lFf. hQ scrEnJ i Yl z! bat, komrAdz, wat SAl wI d nQ?"

"wI mast Jarni on antil wI fFnd H rOd v jelO brik agen," sed dYraTi, "n Hn wI kn kIp on t H /emarald /siti."

sO, H lFan bIiN fUli rifreSd, n fIlN kwFt himself agen, HE Yl styrtd apon H Jarni, grEtli enJqiN H wYk TrM H soft, freS grAs; n i waz not loN bifYr HE rIcd H rOd f jelO brik n tarnd agen tQrd H /emarald /siti wEr H /grEt /oz dwelt.

H rOd waz smMH n wel pEvd, nQ, n H kancri abQt waz bjMtifal, sO Ht H crAvalarz riJqsd in lIvN H fYrist fyr bihFnd, n wiT i H meni dEnJarz HE hAd met in its glMmi SEdz. wans mYr HE kUd sI fensz bilt bisFd H rOd; bat HIz war pEntd grIn, n wen HE kEm t a smYl hQs, in wic a fyrmar evidantli livd, Ht YlsO waz pEntd grIn. HE pAsd bF sevarl v HIz hQzz darN H AftarnMn, n samtFmz pIpl kEm t H dYrz n lUkd At Hem Az if HE wUd lFk t Ask kwescnz; bat nO wan kEm nIr Hem nYr spOk t Hem bikYz v H grEt lFan, v wic HE war vEri mac afrEd. H pIpl war Yl Jresd in klOHN v a lavli emarald-grIn kalar n wYr pIkd hAts lFk HOz v H /manckinz.

"Hs mast b H lAnd v /oz," sed dYraTi, "n wI r Sarli getN nIr H /emarald /siti."

"jes," Ansard H skErkrO. "evrITiN z grIn hIr, wFl in H kancri v H /manckinz blM waz H fEvarit kalar. bat H pIpl d not sIm t b Az frendli Az H /manckinz, n F'm afrEf wI SAl b anEbl t fFnd a plEs t pAs H nFt."

"F SUd lFk samTiN t It bisFdz frMt," sed H garl, "n F'm Sar tOtO z nIrli styrvd. let as stop At H nekst hQs n tYk t H pIpl."

sO, wen HE kEm t a gUd-sFzd fyrmhQs, dYraTi wYkd bOldli ap t H dYr n nokd.

a wUman Opand i Jast fyr Inaf t lUk Qt, n sed, "wat d jM wont, cFld, n wF z Ht grEt lFan wiT jM?"

"wI wiS t pAs H nFt wiT jM, if jM wil alQ as," Ansard dYraTi; "n H lFan z mF frend n komrAd, n wUd not hart jM f H warld."

"z hI tEm?" Askd H wUman, OpanN H dYr a litl wFdar.

"O, jes," sed H garl, "n hI z a grEt kQward, tM. hI wil b mYr afrEd v jM Hn jM r v him."

"wel," sed H wUman, Aftar TiNkN i Ovar n tEkN anaHar pIp At H lFan, "if Ht z H kEs jM mE kam in, n F wil giv jM sam sapar n a plEs t slIp."

sO HE Yl entard H hQs, wEr HEr war, bisFdz H wUman, tM cildran n a mAn. H mAn hAd hart hiz leg, n waz lFiN on H kQc in a kYrnar. HE sImd grEtli sarprFzd t sI sO scrEnJ a kampani, n wFl H wUman waz bizi lEiN H tEbl H mAn Askd:

"wEr r jM Yl gOiN?"

"t H /emarald /siti," sed /dYraTi, "t sI H /grEt /oz."

"O, indId!" eksklEmd H mAn. "r jM Sar Ht /oz wil sI jM?"

"wF not?" SI riplFd.

"wF, i z sed Ht hI nevar lets enIwan kam intM hiz prezans. F hAv bin t H /emarald /siti meni tFmz, n i z a bjMtifal n wandarfal plEs; bat F hAv nevar bin parmitd t sI H /grEt /oz, nYr d F nO v eni livN parsan hM hAz sIn him."

"daz hI nevar gO Qt?" Askd H skErkrO.

"nevar. hI sits dE Aftar dE in H grEt /TrOn /rMm v hiz /pAlis, n Ivan HOz hM wEt apon him d not sI him fEs t fEs."

"wat z hI lFk?" Askd H garl.

"Ht z hyrd t tel," sed H mAn TYtfali. "jM sI, /oz z a /grEt /wizard, n kn tEk on eni fYrm hI wiSz. sO Ht sam sE hI lUks lFk a bard; n sam sE hI lUks lFk an elafant; n sam sE hI lUks lFk a kAt. t aHarz hI apIrz Az a bjMtifal fEri, Yr a brQni, Yr in eni aHar fYrm Ht plIzz him. bat hM H rIl /oz z, wen hI z in hiz Qn fYrm, nO livN parsan kn tel."

"Ht z vEri scrEnJ," sed dYraTi, "bat wI mast crF, in sam wE, t sI him, Yr wI SAl hAv mEd Qr Jarni f naTN."

"wF d jM wiS t sI H tErabl /oz?" Askd H mAn.

"F wont him t giv mI sam brEnz," sed H skErkrO Igarli.

"O, /oz kUd d Ht Izili Inaf," diklErd H mAn. "hI hAz mYr brEnz Hn hI nIdz."

"n F wont him t giv mI a hyrt," sed H /tin /wUdmAn.

"Ht wil not crabl him," kntinkMd H mAn, "f /oz hAz a lyrJ kalekSn v hyrts, v Yl sFzz n SEps."

"n F wont him t giv mI kariJ," sed H /kQwardli /lFan.

"/oz kIps a grEt pot v kariJ in hiz /TrOn /rMm," sed H mAn, "wic hI hAz kavard wiT a gOldan plEt, t kIp i fram ranN Ovar. hI wil b glAd t giv jM sam."

"n F wont him t send mI bAk t /kAnzas," sed /dYraTi.

"wEr z /kAnzas?" Askd H mAn, wiT sarprFz.

"F dOn't nO," riplFd /dYraTi syrOfali, "bat i z mF hOm, n F'm SUr it's samwEr."

"vEri lFkli. wel, /oz kn d enITiN; sO F sapOz hI wil fFnd /kAnzas f jM. bat farst jM mast get t sI him, n Ht wil b a hyrd tAsk; f H /grEt /wizard daz not lFk t sI enIwan, n hI jMzMali hAz hiz On wE. bat wat d /j/M wont?" hI kntinjMd, spIkN t /tOtO. /tOtO Onli wAgd hiz tEl; f, scrEnJ t sE, hI kUd not spIk.

H wUman nQ kYld t Hem Ht sapar waz redi, sO HE gAHard arQnd H tEbl n /dYraTi Et sam diliSas pYriJ n a diS a skrAmbald egz n a plEt v nFs wFt bred, n enJqd har mIl. H /lFan Et sam v H pYriJ, bat did not kEr f i, sEiN i waz mEd fram Ots n Ots war fMd f hYrsz, not f lFanz. H /skErkrO n H /tin wUdmAn Et naTiN At Yl. /tOtO Et a litl v evrITiN, n waz glAd t get a gUd sapar agen.

H wUman nQ gEv /dYraTi a bed t slIp in, n /tOtO lE dQn bisFd har, wFl H /lFan gyrdd H dYr v har rMm sO SI mFt not b distarbd. H /skErkrO n H /tin /wUdmAn stUd ap in a kYrnar n kept kwFit Yl nFt, YlHO v kYrs HE kUd not slIp.

H nekst mYrnN, Az sMn Az H san waz ap, HE styrtd on HEr wE, n sMn sY a bjMtifal grIn glO in H skF Jast bifYr Hem.

"Ht mast b H /emarald /siti," sed /dYraTi.

Az HE wYkd on, H grIn glO bikEm brFtar n brFtar, n i sImd Ht At lAst HE war nIrN H end v HEr crAvalz. jet i waz AftarnMn bifYr HE kEm t H grEt wYl Ht sarQndd H /siti. i waz hF n Tik n v a brFt grIn kalar.

in frant v Hem, n At H end v H rOd v jelO brik, waz a big gEt, Yl stadd wiT emaraldz Ht glitard sO in H san Ht Ivan H pEntd Fz v H skErkrO war dAzld bF HEr briljansi.

HEr waz a bel bisFd H gEt, n /dYraTi pUSd H batan n hard a silvari tiNkl sQnd wiHin. Hn H big gEt swaN slOli Opan, n HE Yl pAsd TrM n fQnd Hemselvz in a hF yrcd rMm, H wYlz v wic glisand wiT kQntlis emaraldz.

bifYr Hem stUd a litl mAn abQt H sEm sFz Az H /manckinz. hI waz klOHd Yl in grIn, fram hiz hed t hiz fIt, n Ivan hiz skin waz v a grIniS tint. At hiz sFd waz a lyrJ grIn boks.

wen hI sY /dYraTi n har kmpAnjanz H mAn Askd, "wat d jM wiS in H /emarald /siti?"

"wI kEm hIr t sI H /grEt /oz," sed /dYraTi.

H mAn waz sO sarprFzd At Hs Ansar Ht hI sAt dQn t TiNk i Ovar.

"i hAz bin meni jIrz sins enIwan Askd mI t sI /oz," hI sed, SEkN hiz hed in parpleksiti. "hI iz pQrfal n tErabl, n if jM kam on an Fdl Yr fMliS Erand t boHar H wFz riflekSnz v H /grEt /wizard, hi mFt b ANgri n discrq jM Yl in an instant."

"bat i z not a fMliS Erand, nYr an Fdl wan," riplFd H skErkrO; "i z impYrtant. n wI hAv bin tOld Ht /oz iz a gUd wizard."

"sO hI z," sed H grIn mAn, "n hI rMlz H /emarald /siti wFzli n wel. bat t HOz hM r not onist, Yr hM aprOc him fram kjarIositi, hI z mOst tErabl, n fjM hAv evar dErd Ask t sI hiz fEs. F Am H /gYrdian v H /gEts, n sins jM dimAnd t sI H /grEt /oz F mast tEk jM t hiz /pAlis. bat farst jM mast pUt on H spektaklz."

"wF?" Askd /dYraTi.

"bikYz if jM did not wEr spektaklz H brFtnis n glYri v H /emarald /siti wUd blFnd jM. Ivan HOz hM liv in H 'siti mast wEr spektaklz nFt n dE. HE r Yl lokd on, f /oz sO Yrdard i wen H /siti waz farst bilt, n F hAv H Onli kE Ht wil anlok Hem."

hI Opand H big boks, n /dYraTi sY Ht i waz fild wiT spektaklz v evari sFz n SEp. Yl v Hem hAd grIn glAsz in Hem. H /gyrdian v H /gEts fQnd a pEr Ht wUd fit /dYraTi n pUt Hem Ovar har Fz. HEr war tM gOldan bAndz fAsand t Hem Ht pAsd arQnd H bAk v har hed, wEr HE war lokd tageHar bF a litl kE Ht waz At H end v a cEn H /gyrdian v H /gEts wYr arQnd hiz nek. wen HE war on, /dYraTi kUd not tEk Hem of hAd SI wiSd, bat v kYrs SI did not wiS t b blFndd bF H glEr v H /emarald /siti, sO SI sed naTiN.

Hn H grIn mAn fitd spektaklz f H /skErkrO n H /tin wUdmAn n H /lFan, n Ivan on litl /tOtO; n Yl war lokd fAst wiT H kI.

Hn H /gyrdian v H /gEts pUt on hiz glAsz n tOld Hem hI waz redi t SO Hem H /pAlis. TekN a big gOldan kI fram a peg on H wYl, hI oPand anaHar gEt, n HE Yl folOd him TrM H pYrtl intM H scrIts v H /emarald /siti.

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