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12. H sarc f H /wikid /wic

H sOlJar wiT H grIn wiskarz led Hem TrM H scrIts v H /emarald /siti antil HE rIcd H rMm war H /gyrdian v H /gEts livd. Hs ofisar anlokd HEr spektaklz t pUt Hem bAk in hiz grIn boks, n Hn hI palFtli Opand H gEt f Qr frendz.

"wic rOd lIdz t H /wikid /wic v H /west?" Askd /dYraTi.

"HEr z nO rOd," Ansard H /gyrdian v H /gEts. "nO wan evar wiSz t g Ht wE."

"hQ, Hn, r wI t fFnd har?" inkwFrd H garl.

"Ht wil b Izi," riplFd H mAn, "f wen SI nOz jM r in H kancri v H /wiNkIz SI wil fFnd jM, n mEk jM Yl har slEvz."

"parhAps not," sed H /skErkrO, "f wI mIn t discrq har."

"O, Ht z difarant," sed H /gyrdian v H /gEts. "nO wan hAz evar discrqd har bifYr, sO F nAcarali TYt SI wUd mEk slEvz v jM, Az SI hAz v H rest. bat tEk kEr; f SI z wikid n fIrs, n mE not alQ jM t discrq har. kIp t H /west, wEr H san sets, n jM kn not fEl t fFnd har."

HE TANkd him n bEd him gUd-bF, n tarnd tYrd H /west, wYkN Ovar fIldz v soft grAs dotd hIr n HEr wiT dEzIz n batarkaps. /dYraTi stil wYr H priti silk Jres SI hAd pUt on in H pAlis, bat nQ, t har sarprFz, SI fQnd i waz nO loNgar grIn, bat pjar wFt. H riban arQnd /tOtO'z nek hAd YlsO lost its grIn kalar n waz Az wFt Az /dYraTi's Jres.

H /emarald /siti waz sMn left fyr bihFnd. Az HE AdvAnsd H grQnd bikEm rafar n hiliar, f HEr war nO fyrmz nYr hQsz in Hs kancri v H /west, n H grQnd waz antild.

in H AftarnMn H san SOn hot in HEr fEsz, f HEr war nO crIz t ofar Hem SEd; sO Ht bifYr nFt /dYraTi n /tOtO n H /lFan war tFrd, n lE dQn apon H grAs n fel aslIp, wiT H wUdmAn n H skErkrO kIpN woc.

nQ H /wikid /wic v H /west hAd bat wan F, jet Ht waz Az pQrfal Az a teleskOp, n kUd sI evrIwEr. sO, Az SI sAt in H dYr v har kAsl, SI hApand t lUk arQnd n sY /dYraTi lFiN aslIp, wiT har frendz Yl arQnd har. HE war a loN distans of, bat H /wikid wic waz ANgri t fFnd Hem in har kancri; sO SI blM apon a silvar wisl Ht haN arQnd har nek.

At wans HEr kEm ranN t har fram Yl darekSnz a pAk f grEt wUlvz. HE hAd loN legz n fIrs Fz n Syrp tIT.

"gO t HOz pIpl," sed H /wic, "n tEr Hem t pIsz."

"r jM not gOiN t mEk Hem jYr slEvz?" Askd H lIdar v H wUlvz.

"nO," SI Ansard, "wan z v tin, n wan v scrY; wan z a garl n anaHar a /lFan. nan v Hem z fit t wark, sO jM mE tEr Hem intM smYl pIsz."

"vEri wel," sed H wUlf, n hI dASd awE At fUl spId, folOd bF H aHarz.

i waz laki H /skErkrO n H /wUdmAn war wFd awEk n hard H wUlvz kamN.

"Hs z mF fFt," sed H /wUdmAn, "sO get bihFnd mI n F wil mIt Hem Az HE kam."

hI sIzd hiz Aks, wic hI hAd mEd vEri Syrp, n Az H lIdar v H wUlvz kEm on H /tin /wUdmAn swaN hiz yrm n copd H wUlf's hed fram its bodi, sO Ht i imIdiatli dFd. Az sMn Az hI kUd rEz hiz Aks anaHar wUlf kEm ap, n hI YlsO fel andar H Syrp eJ v H /tin /wUdmAn'z wepan. HEr war fYrti wUlvz, n fYrti tFmz a wUlf waz kild, sO Ht At lAst HE Yl lE ded in a hIp bifYr H /wUdmAn.

Hn hI pUt dQn hiz Aks n sAt bisFd H skErkrO, hM sed, "i waz a gUd fFt, frend."

HE wEtd antil /dYraTi awOk H nekst mYrnN. H litl garl waz kwFt frFtand wen SI sY H grEt pFl v SAgi wUlvz, bat H /tin /wUdmAn tOld har Yl. SI TANkd him f sEvN Hem n sAt dQn t brekfast, Aftar wic HE styrtd agen apon HEr Jarni.

nQ Hs sEm mYrnN H /wikid /wic kEm t H dYr v har kAsl n lUkd Qt wiT har wan F Ht kUd sI fyr of. SI sY Yl har wUlvz lFiN ded, n H scrEnJarz stil crAvlN TrM har kancri. Hs mEd har ANgriar Hn bifYr, n SI blM har silvar wisl twFs.

scrEtwE a grEt flok v wFld krOz kEm flFiN tYrd har, Inaf t dyrkan H skF.

n H /wikid /wic sed t H /kiN /krO, "flF At wans t H scrEnJarz; pek Qt HEr Fz n tEr Hem t pIsz."

H wFld krOz flM in wan grEt flok tYrd /dYraTi n har kmpAnjamz. wen H litl garl sY Hem kamN SI waz afrEd.

bat H /skErkrO sed, "Hs z mF bAtl, sO lF dQn bisFd mI n jM wil not b hyrmd."

sO HE Yl lE apon H grQnd eksept H /skErkrO, n hI stUd ap n screcd Qt hiz yrmz. n wen H krOz sY him HE war frFtand, Az HIz bardz YlwEz r bF skErkrOz, n did not dEr t kam enI nIrar. bat H /kiN /krO sed:

"i z Onli a stafd mAn. F wil pek hiz Fz Qt."

H /kiN /krO flM At H /skErkrO, hM kYt i bF H hed n twistd its nek antil i dFd. n Hn anaHar krO flM At him, n H /skErkrO twistd its nek YlsO. HEr war fYrti krOz, n fYrti tFmz H /skErkrO twistd a nek, antil At lAst Yl war lFiN ded bisFd him. Hn hI kYld t hiz kmpAnjanz t rFz, n agen HE went apon HEr Jarni.

wen H /wikid /wic lUkd Qt agen n sY Yl har krOz lFiN in a hIp, SI got intM a tErabl rEJ, n blM TrI tFmz apon har silvar wisl.

fYrTwiT HEr waz hard a grEt bazN in H Er, n a swYrm v blAk bIz kEm flFiN tYrd har.

"gO t H scrEnJarz n stiN Hem t deT!" kmAndd H /wic, n H bIz tarnd n flM rApidli antil HE kEm t wEr /dYraTi n har frendz war wokN. bat H /wUdmAn hAd sIn Hem kamN, n H /skErkrO hAd disFdd wat t d.

"tEk Qt mF scrY n skAtar i Ovar H litl garl n H dog n H /lFan," hI sed t H /wUdmAn, "n H bIz kn not stiN Hem." Hs H /wUdmAn did, N Az /dYraTi lE klOs bisFd H /lFan n held /tOtO in har yrmz, H scrY kovard Hem entFrli.

H bIz kEm n fQnd nO wan bat H /wUdmAn t stiN, sO HE flM At him n brOk of Yl HEr stiNz agenst H tin, wiTQt hartN H /wUdmAn At Yl. n Az bIz kn not liv wen HEr stiNz r brOkan Ht waz H end v H blAk bIz, n HE lE skAtard Tik abQt H /wUdmAn, lFk litl hIps v fFn kOl.

Hn /dYraTi n H /lFan got ap, n H garl helpd H /tin /wUdmAn pUt H scrY bAk intM H /skErkrO agen, antil hI waz Az gUd Az evar. sO HE styrtd apon HEr Jarni wans mYr.

H /wikid /wic waz sO ANgri wen SI sY har blAk bIz in litl hIps lFk fFn kOl Ht SI stAmpd har fUt n tYr har hEr n nASd har tIT. n Hn SI kYld a dazan v har slEvz, hM war H /wiNkIz, n gEv Hem Syrp spIrz, telN Hem t gO t H scrEnJarz n discrq Hem.

H /wiNkIz war not a brEv pIpl, bat HE hAd t d Az HE war tOld. sO HE myrcd awE antil HE kEm nIr t /dYraTi. Hn H /lFan gEv a grEt rYr n sprAN tYrdz Hem, n H pYr /wiNkIz war sO frFtand Ht HE rAn bAk Az fAst Az HE kUd.

wen HE ritarnd t H kAsl H /wikid /wic bIt Hem wel wiT a scrAp, n sent Hem bAk t HEr wark, Aftar wic SI sAt dQn t TiNk wat SI SUd d nekst. SI kUd not andarstAnd hQ Yl har plAnz t discrq HIz scrEnJarz hAd fEld; bat SI waz a pQrfal /wic, Az wel Az a wikid wan, n SI sMn mEd ap har mFnd hQ t Akt.

HEr waz, in har kabard, a /gOldan /kAp, wiT a sarkl v dFmandz n rMbIz ranN rQnd i. Hs /gOldan /kAp hAd a cyrm. hMevar Ond i kUd kYl TrI tFmz apon H /wiNd /maNkIz, hM wUd ObE enI Yrdar HE war givan. bat nO parsan kUd kmAnd HIz scrEnJ krIcarz mYr Hn TrI tFmz. twFs Ylredi H /wikid /wic hAd jMzd H cyrm v H /kAp. wans waz wen SI hAd mEd H /wiNkIz har slEvz, n set harself t rMl Ovar HEr kancri. H /wiNd /maNkIz hAd helpd har d Hs. H sekand tFm waz wen SI hAd fYt agenst H /grEt /oz himself, n Jrivan him Qt v H lAnd v H /west. H /wiNd /maNkIz hAd YlsO helpd har in dMiN Hs. Onli wans mYr kUd SI jMz Hs /gOldan /kAp, f wic rIzan SI did not lFk t d sO antil Yl har aHar pQrz war egzYstd. bat nQ Ht har fIrs wUlvz n har wFld krOz n har stiNN bIz war gon, n har slEvz hAd bin skErd awE bF H /kQwardli /lFan, SI sY HEr waz Onli wan wE left t discrq /dYraTi n har frendz.

sO H /wikid /wic tUk H /gOldan /kAp fram har kabard n plEsd i apon har hed. Hn SI stUd apon har left fUt n sed slOli:

"ep-pe, pep-pe, kyk-ke!"

nekst SI stUd apon har rFt fUt n sed:

"hil-lO, hol-lO, hel-lO!"

Aftar Hs SI stUd apon bOT fIt n krFd in a lQd vqs:

"ziz-zI, zaz-zI, zik!"

nQ H cyrm bigAn t wark. H skF waz dyrkand, n a lQ ramblN sQnd waz hard in H Er. HEr waz a raSN v meni wiNz, a grEt cAtarN n lAfNm n H san kEm Qt v H dyrk skF t SO H /wikid /wic sarQndd bF a krQd v maNkIz, Ic wiT a pEr a imens n pQrfal wiNz on hiz SOldarz.

wan, mac bigar Hn H aHarz, sImd t b HEr lIdar. hI flM klOs t H /wic n sed, "jM hAv kYld as f H Tard n lAst tFm. wat d jM kmAnd?"

"gO t H scrEnJarz hM r wiHin mF lAnd n discrq Hem Yl eksept H /lFan," sed H /wikid /wic. "briN H bIst t mI, f F hAv a mFnd t hyrnis him lFk a hYrs, n mEk him wark."

"jYr kmAndz SAl b ObEd," sed H lIdar. Hn, wiT a grEt dIl v cAtarN n nqz, H /wiNd /maNkIz flM awE t H plEs wEr /dYraTi n har frendz war wYkN.

sam v H /maNkIz sIzd H /tin /wUdmAn n kErId him TrM H Er antil HE war Ovar a kancri Tikli kavard wiT Syrp roks. hIr HE Jropd H pYr /wUdmAn, hM fel a grEt distans t H roks, wEr hI lE sO bAtard n dentd Ht hI kUd nIHar mMv nYr grOn.

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