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22. H kancri v H kwodlNz

H fYr crAvalarz pAsd TrM H rest v H fYrist in sEfti, n wen HE kEm Qt fram its glMm sY bifYr Hem a stIp hil, kavard fram top t botam wiT grEt pIsz v rok.

"Ht wil b a hyrd klFm," sed H /skErkrO, "bat wI mast get Over H hil, nevar H les."

sO hI led H wE n H aHarz folOd. HE hAd nIrli rIcd H farst rok wen HE hard a raf vqs krF Qt, "kIp bAk!"

"hM r jM?" Askd H /skErkrO.

Hn a hed SOd itself Ovar H rok n H sEm vqs sed, "Hs hil biloNz t as, n wI dOn't alQ enIwan t kros i."

"bat wI mast kros i," sed H /skErkrO. "wI'r gOiN t H kancri v H /kwodlNz."

"bat jM SAl not!" riplFd H vqs, n HEr stepd fram H rok H scrEnJist mAn H crAvalarz hAd evar sIn.

hI waz kwFt SYrt n stQt n hAd a big hed, wic waz flAt At H top n sapYrtd bF a Tik nek fUl v riNkalz. bat hI hAd nO yrmz At Yl, n sIiN Tis, H /skErkrO did not fIr Ht sO helplis a krIcar kUd privent Hem fram klFmN H hil. sO hI sed, "F'm syri not t d Az jM wiS, bat wI mast pAs Ovar jYr hil weHar jM lFk i Yr not," n hI wokd bOldli fYrward.

Az kwik Az lFtniN H mAn'z hed Sot fYrward n hiz nek screcd Qt antil H top v hiz hed, wEr i waz flAt, scrak H /skErkrO in H midal n sent him tamblN, Ovar n Ovar, dQn H hil. YlmOst Az kwikli Az i kEm H hed went bAk t H bodi, n H mAn lAfd hyrSli Az hI sed, "i izn't Az Izi Az jM TiNk!"

a kYras v bqscaras lAftar kEm fram H aHar roks, n /dYraTi sY hanJredz v H yrmlis /hAmar-/hedz apon H hilsFd, wan bihFnd evri rok.

H /lFan bikEm kwFt ANgri At H lAftar kYzd bF H /skErkrO'z mishAp, n givN a lQd rYr Ht ekOd lFk Handar, hI dASd ap H hil.

agen a hed Sot swiftli Qt, n H grEt /lFan went rOlN dQn H hil Az if hI hAd bin scrak bF a kAnan bYl.

/dYraTi rAn dQn n helpd H /skErkrO t hiz fIt, n H /lFan kEm ap t har, fIlN rAHar brMzd n sYr, n sed, "i z jMslis t fFt pIpal wiT SMtN hedz; nO wan kn wiTstAnd Hem."

"wat kn wI d, Hn?" SI Askd.

"kYl H /wiNd /maNkIz," saJestd H /tin /wUdmAn. "jM hAv stil H rFt t kmAnd Hem wans mYr."

"vEri wel," SI Ansard, n pUtN on H /gOldan /kAp SI atard H mAJik wardz. H /maNkIz war Az prompt Az evar, n in a fjM mOmants H entFr bAnd stUd bifYr har.

"wat r jYr kmAndz?" inkwFrd H /kiN v H /maNkIz, bQiN lO.

"kEri as Ovar H hil t H kancri v H /kwodlNz," Ansard H garl.

"i SAl b dan," sed H /kiN, n At wans H /wiNd /maNkIz kYt H fYr crAvalarz n /tOtO ap in HEr yrmz n flM awE wiT Hem. Az HE pAsd Ovar H hil H /hAmar-hedz jeld wiT veksESn, n Sot HEr hedz hF in H Er, bat HE kUd not rIc H /wiNd /maNkIz, wic kErId /dYraTi n har komrAdz sEfli Ovar H hil n set Hem dQn in H bjMtifal kancri v H /kwodlNz.

"Hs z H lAst tFm jM kn saman as," sed H lIdar t /dYraTi; "sO gUd-bF n gUd lak t jM."

"gUd-bF, n TANk jM vEri mac," ritarnd H garl; n H /maNkIz rOz intM H Er n war Qt v sFt in a twiNklN.

H kancri v H /kwodlNz sImd ric n hApi. HEr waz fIld apon fIld v rFpanN grEn, wiT wel-pEvd rOdz ranNbitwIn, n priti riplN brUks wiT scroN briJz akros Hem. H fensz n hQzz n briJz war Yl pEntD brFt red, Jast Az HE hAd bin pEntd jelO in H kancri v H /wiNkIz n blM in H kancri v H /manckinz. H /kwodlNz Hemselvz, hM war SYrt n fAt n lUkd cabi n gUd-nEcard, war Jresd Yl in red, wic SOd brFt agenst H grIn grAs n H jelOiN grEn.

H /maNkIz hAd set Hem dQn nIr a fyrmhQs, N H fYr crAvalarz wokd ap t i n nokd At H dYr. i waz Opand bF H fyrmar'z wFf, n wen /dYraTi Askd f samTiN t It H wUman gEv Hem Yl a gUd dinar, wiT TrI kFndz v kEk n fYr kFndz v kUkIz, n a bOl v milk f /tOtO.

"hQ fyr z i t H /kAsal v /glinda?" Askd H cFld.

"i z not a grEt wE," Ansard H fyrmar'z wFf. "tEk H rOd t H /sQT n jM wil sMn rIc i."

TANkN H gUd wUman, HE styrtd afreS n wokd bF H fIldz n akros H priti briJz antil HE sY bifYr Hem a vEri bjMtifal /kAsal. bifYr H gEts war TrI jaN garlz, Jresd in hAndsam red jMifYrmz crimd wiT gOld brEd; n Az /dYraTi aprOcd, wan v Hem sed t har:

"wF hAv jM kam t H /sQT /kancri?"

"t sI H /gUd /wic hM rMlz hIr," SI Ansard. "wil jM tEk mI t har?"

"let mI hAv jYr nEm, n F wil Ask /glinda if SI wil risIv jM." HE tOld hM HE war, n H garl sOlJar went intM H kAsal. Aftar a fjM mOmants SI kEm bAk t sE Ht /dYraTi n H aHarz war t b Admitd At wans.

end v cAptar twentI-tM

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