Please, Fence Me In

Glad you could join us for the next over-reactive episode of Elliot’s Adventures. If you’re new here, you can catch up by returning to the beginning, and reading really fast…

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Princess Cassandra’s unsettling encounter with the frog drove her back to the Bower after she delivered her message to Vernon.

Spending a gloomy morning shut away from the sunlight, dreaming up ways to enclose her Clearing and install a Guard at a single entrance, she finally reined in her runaway imagination. This is ridiculous, she told herself. I refuse to allow my hormones to take me prisoner.

“Agatha,” she called to the Spinner assigned as her attendant and stationed outside her door. “I’m going to visit Miss Miranda.”

Agatha entered and curtseyed. “Do you think it’s safe? Shall I ask the Hive to send an armed guard along?”

Laughing, Cassandra shook her head. “I don’t believe Miranda would allow her children to run completely wild. Besides, they’re not big enough yet to do any real harm.”

“Of course not, but—” Agatha stood wringing four of her hands.

“I’ll be back by sunset,” the Princess assured her as she slid toward the door, “so please feel free to take the afternoon off.”

Agatha bowed her head. “Thank you, your Elegance. With the new trouble up North and out East, I appreciate being able to check up on my family.”

Cassandra stopped. “What trouble?”

“They say that awful Arids’ General has invaded Fen. Everyone in the army who isn’t already at the front has gone to help hold him back until the Allies arrive.”

“Then by all means, go home,” the Princess urged. As Agatha jumped down the path, Cassandra took a moment to let the news sink in. Thank goodness Elliot is in Bog. Oh, but if the General finds out Julius and Miranda are here… Worried now about the refugees from The Arids, Cassandra hurried on her way.

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Photo credit: Adam Fletcher

To be continued. . .

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Author: Sue Ranscht

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