“If you’ve the heart to see, all is wonder.”
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Sixteen: Fisher Folk and Naims (Cont’d)
Previously: Zack and Gina were saved from drowning by a man and woman dressed in heavy seal-like skins.
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Within ten minutes, brother and sister were able to stand. They were completely dry. How could the man and woman have so thoroughly dried them with nothing but their sleeves? Gina and Zack stumbled over slick round stones toward the cobbled square at the edge of town, aided by the fisher folk; at least that’s what they assumed they were, since the bay was full of fishing sloops with upturned bows and strange seal-tailed sterns.
It was only as they drew nearer to town that the Dores got a clear view of the man and woman who’d rescued them. Far from being leathery old fisher folk, they were…
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