Most of us discover our life’s calling purely by “accident.”
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Seventeen: Naimian
Previously: Abandoning his oddly-behaving sister Gina, Zack befriended a party of naims (gnomes) and amazed them with his gift of storytelling.
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Only after Gina’s sixth mugful of meeth did they realize she was drunk; Shelcor and Maerith were ashamed of themselves for not noticing which bowl she’d been dipping into. Meanwhile, Zack was fast asleep in the alcove, along with his naim friends. Calling the innkeeper over, Maerith said, “The girl will need a room ter sleep in.” She pointed to the alcove. “An’ see the boy has a bed too. Feed ‘em when they wake, an’ give ‘em ter eat an’ drink, but nay grownling’s meeth! We’ll pay when we return on morrow’s eve.”
Shelcor and the innkeeper walked Gina up the stairs between them. Gina told them…
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