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19. atAkd bF H fFtN crIz

H nekst mYrnN /dYraTi kisd H priti grIn garl gUd-bF, n HE Yl SUk hAndz wiT H sOlJar wiT H grIn wiskarz, hM hAd wYkd Hem Az fyr Az H gEt. wen H /gyrdian v H /gEt sY Hem agen hI wandard grEtli Ht HE kUd lIv H bjMtifal /siti t get intM nM crabl. bat hI At wans anlokd HEr spektaklz, wic hI pUt bAk intM H grIn boks, n gEv Hem meni gUd wiSz t kEri wiT Hem.

"jM r nQ Qr rMlar," hI sed t H /skErkrO; "sO jM mast kam bAk t as Az sMn Az posabl."

"F sartanli SAl if F Am Ebl," H /skErkrO riplFd; "bat F mast help /dYraTi t get hOm, farst."

Az /dYraTi bEd H gUd-nEcard /gyrdian a lAst fErwel SI sed:

"F hAv bin vEri kFndli crItd in jYr lavli /siti, n evrIwan hAz bin gUd t mI. F kn not tel jM hQ grEtfal F Am."

"dOn't crF, mF dIr," hI Ansard. "wI SUd lFk t kIp jM wiT as, bat if i z jYr wiS t ritarn t /kAnzas, F hOp jM wil fFnd a wE." hI Hn Opand H gEt v H Qtar wYl, n HE wYkd fYrT n styrtd apon HEr Jarni.

H san SOn brFtli Az Qr frendz tarnd HEr fEsz tYrd H /lAnd v H /sQT. HE war Yl in H best v spIrits, n lAfd n cAtd tageHar. /dYraTi waz wans mYr fild wiT H hOp v getN hOm, n H /skErkrO n H /tin /wUdmAn war glAd t b v jMs t har. Az f H /lFan, hI snifd H freS Er wiT dilFt n wiskd hiz tEl fram sFd t sFd in pjar Jq At bIiN in H kancri agen, wFl /tOtO rAn arQnd Hem n cEsd H moTs n batarflFz, byrkN mErali Yl H tFm.

"siti lFf daz not agrI wiT mI At Yl," rimyrkd H /lFan, Az HE wYkd aloN At a brisk pEs. "F hAv lost mac fleS sins F livd HEr, n nQ F Am AnkSas f a cAns t SO H aHar bIsts hQ karEJas F hAv grOn."

HE nQ tarnd n tUk a lAst lUk At H /emarald /siti. Yl HE kUd sI waz a mAs v tQrz n stIpalz bihFnd H grIn wYlz, n hF ap abav evrITiN H spFrz n dOm v H /pAlis v /oz.

"oz waz not sac a bAd /wizard, Aftar Yl," sed H /tin /wUdmAn, Az hI felt hiz hyrt rAtalN arQnd in hiz brest.

"hI nM hQ t giv mI brEnz, n vEri gUd brEnzm tM," sed H /skErkrO.

"if /oz hAd tEkan a dOs v H sEm kariJ hI gEv mI," Add H /lFan, "hI wUd hAv bin a brEv mAn."

/dYraTi sed naTiN. /oz hAd not kept H promis hI mEd har, bat hI hAd dan hiz best, sO SI fYrgEv him. Az hI sed, hI waz a gUd mAn, Ivan if hI waz a bAd /wizard.

H farst dE'z Jarni waz TrM H grIn fIldz n brFt flQrz Ht screcd abQt H /emarald /siti on evri sFd. HE slept Ht nFt on H grAs, wiT naTiN bat H styrz Ovar Hem; n HE restd vEri wel indId.

in H mYrnN HE crAvald on antil HE kEm t a Tik wUd. HEr waz nO wE v gOiN arQnd i, f i sImd t ekstend t H rFt n left Az fYr Az HE kUd sI; n, bisFdz, HE did not dEr cEnJ H darekSn v HEr Jarni f fIr v getN lost. sO HE lUkd f H plEs wEr i wUd b IzIist t get intM H fYrist.

H /skErkrO, hM waz in H lId, fFnali diskavard a big crI wiT wFd-spredN brAnz Ht HEr waz rMm f H pyrti t pAs andarnIT. sO hI wYkd fYrward t H crI, bat Jast Az hI kEm andar H farst brAncz HE bent dQn n twFnd arQnd him, n H nekst minit hI waz rEzd fram H grQnd n flaN hedloN amaN hiz felO crAvalarz.

Hs did not hart H /skErkrO, bat i sarprFzd him, n hI lUkd rAHar dizi wen /dYraTi pikd him ap.

"hIr z anaHar spEs bitwIn H crIz," kYld H /lFan.

"let mI crF i farst," sed H /skErkrO, "f i dazn't hart mI t get TrOn abQt." hI wYkd ap t anaHar crI, Az hI spOk, bat its brAncz imIdiatli sIzd him n tosd him bAk agen.

"Hs z scrEnJ," eksklEmd /dYraTi. "wat SAl wI d?"

"H crIz sIm t hAv mEd ap HEr mFndz t fFt as, n stop Qr Jarni," rimyrkd H /lFan.

"F bilIv F wil crF i mFself," sed H /wUdmAn, n SOldarN hiz Aks, hI myrcd ap t H farst crI Ht hAd hAndald H /skErkrO sO rafli. wen a big brAnc bent dQn t sIz him H /wUdmAn copd At i sO fIrsli Ht hI kat i in tM. At wans H crI bigAn SEkN Yl its brAncz Az if in pEn, n H /tin /wUdmAn pAsd sEfli andar i.

"kam on!" hI SQtd t H aHarz. "b kwik!" HE Yl rAn fYrward n pAsd andar H crI wiTQt inJari, eksept /tOtO, hM waz kYt bF a smYl brAnc n SEkan antil hI hQld. bat H /wUdmAn promptli copd of H brAnc n set H lital dog frI.

H aHar crIz v H fYrist did naTN t kIp Hem bAk, sO HE mEd ap HEr mFndz Ht Onli H farst rO v crIz kUd bend dQn HEr brAncz, n Ht probabli HIz war H palIsman v H fYrist, n givan Hs wandarfal pQr in Yrdar t kIp scrEnJarz Qt v i.

H fYr crAvalarz wYkd wiT Iz TrM H crIz antil HE kEm t H fyrHar eJ v H wUd. Hn, t HEr sarprFz, HE fQnd bifYr Hem a hF wYl wic sImd t b mEd v wFt cFna. i waz smMH, lFk H sarfas v a diS, n hFar Hn HEr hedz.

"wat SAl wI d nQ?" Askd /dYraTi.

"F wil mEk a lAdar," sed H /tin /wUdmAn, "f wI sartanli mast klFm Ovar H wYl."

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