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21. H lFan bikamz H kiN v bIsts

Aftar klFmN dQn fram H cFna wYl H crAvalarz fQnd Hemselvz in a disagrIabl kancri, fUl v bogz n myrSz n kavard wiT tYl, rANk grAs. i waz difikalt t wYk wiTQt fYlN intM madi hOlz, f H grAs waz sO Tik Ht i hid Hem fram sFt. hQevar, bF kErfali pikN HEr wE, HE got sEfli aloN antil HE rIcd solid grQnd. bat hIr H kancri sImd wFldar Hn evar, n Aftar a loN n tFrsam wYk TrM H andarbraS HE entard anaHar fYrist, wEr H crIz war bigar n Oldar Hn eni HE hAd evar sIn.

"Hs fYrist z parfektli dilFtfal," diklErd H /lFan, lUkN arQnd him wiT Jq. "nevar hAv F sIn a mYr bjMtifal plEs."

"i sImz glMmi," sed H /skErkrO.

"not a bit v i," Ansard H /lFan. "F SUd lFk t liv hIr Yl mF lFf. sI hQ soft H JrFd lIvz r andar jYr fIt n hQ ric n grIn H mos z Ht kliNz t HIz Old crIz. Sarli nO wFld bIst kUd wiS a plezantar hOm."

"parhAps HEr r wFld bIsts in H fYrist nQ," sed /dYraTi.

"F sapOz HEr r," ritarnd H /lFan, "bat F d not sI eni v Hem abQt."

HE wYkd TrM H fYrist antil i bikEm tM dyrk t gO eni fyrHar. /dYraTi n /tOtO n H /lFan lE dQn t slIp, wFl H /wUdmAn n H /skErkrO kept woc Ovar Hem Az jMZMal.

wen mYrnN kEm, HE styrtd agen. bifYr HE hAd gon fyr HE hard a lO rambal, Az v H grQlN v meni wFld Anamalz. /tOtO wimpard a lital, bat nan v H aHarz waz frFtand, n HE kept aloN H wel-crodan pAT antil HE kEm t an OpanN in H wUd, in wic war gAHard hanJredz v bIsts evri varFiti. HEr war tFgarz n elafants n bErz n wUlvz n foksz n Yl H aHarz in H nAcaral histari, n fYr a mOmant /dYraTi waz afrEd. bat H /lFan eksplEnd Ht H Anamalz war hOldN a mItN, n hI JaJd bF HEr snyrlN n grQlN Ht HE war in grEt crabal.

Az hI spOk sevaral v H bIsts kYt sFt v him, n At wans H grEt asembliJ haSd Az if bF mAJik. H bigist v H tFgarz kEm ap t H /lFan n bQd, sEiN:

"welkam, O /kiN v /bIsts! jM hAv kam in gUd tFm t fFt Qr enami n briN pIs t Yl H Anamalz v H fYrist wans mYr."

"wat z jYr crabal?" Askd H /lFan kwFitli.

"wI r Yl Tretand," Ansard H tFgar, "bF a fIrs enami wic hAs lEtli kam intM Hs fYrist. i z a mOst cremendas monstar, lFk a grEt spFdar, wiT a bodi Az big Az an elafant n legz Az loN Az a crI craNk. i hAz Et v HIz loN legz, n Az H monstar krYlz TrM H fYrist hI sIzs an Anamal wiT a leg n JrAgz i t hiz mQT, wEr hI Its i Az a spFdar daz a flF. not wan v as z sEf wFl Hs fIrs krIcar z alFv, n wI hAd kYld a mItN t disFd hQ t tEk kEr v Qrselvz wen jM kEm amaN as."

H /lFan TYt f a mOmant.

"r HEr eni aHar lFanz in Hs fYrist?" hI Askd.

"nO; HEr war sam, bat H monstar hAz Itan Hem Yl. n, bisFdz, HE war nan v Hem nIrli sO lyrJ n brEv Az jM."

"if F pUt an end t jYr enami, wil jM bQ dQn t mI n ObE mI Az /kiN v H /fYrist?" inkwFrd H /lFan.

"wI wil d Ht glAdli," ritarnd H tFgar; n Yl H aHar bIsts rYrd wiT a mFti rYr: "wI wil!"

"wEr z Hs grEt spFdar v jYrz nQ?" Askd H /lFan.

"jondar, amaN H Ok crIz," sed H tFgar, pqntN wiT hiz fYrfUt.

"tEk gUd kEr v HIz frendz v mFn," sed H /lFan, "n F wil gO At wans t fFt H monstar."

hI bEd hiz komrAdz gUd-bF n myrcd prQdli awE t d bAtal wiT H enami.

H grEt spFdar waz lFiN aslIp wen H /lFan fQnd him, n i lUkd sO agli Ht its fO tarnd ap hiz nOz in disgast. its legz war kwFt Az loN Az H tFgar hAd sed, n its bodi kavard wiT kYrs blAk hEr. i hAd a grEt mQT, wiT a rO v Syrp tIT a fUt loN; bat its hed waz Jqnd t H paJi bodi bF a nek Az slendar Az a wosp's wEst. Hs gEv H /lFan a hint v H best wE t atAk H krecar, n Az hI nM i waz Iziar t fFt i aslIp Hn awEk, hI gEv a grEt spriN n lAndd darektli apon H monstar'z bAk. Hn, wiT wan blO v hiz hevi pY, Yl yrmd wiT Syrp klYz, hI nokd H spFdar'z hed fram its bodi. JampN dQn, hI wocd i antil H loN legz stopd wigalN, wen hI nM i waz kwFt ded.

H /lFan went bAk t H OpanN wEr H bIsts v H fYrist war wEtN f him n sed prQdli:

"jM nId fIr jYr enami nO loNgar."

Hn H bIsts bQd dQn t H /lFan Az HEr /kiN, n hI promisd t kam bAk n rMl Ovar Hem Az sMn Az /dYraTi waz sEfli on har wE t /kAnzas.

end v cAptar twentI-wan

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