Have you ever used deception to extricate yourself from an impossible situation?
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games (Continued)
Previously: Zack and the naim (gnome) child Bud were pierced by lances, but for some reason didn’t die. And then a terrifying voice shook the glen.
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The voice was high and commanding, causing every button-eyed face, even those of the wounded, to turn toward the edge of the clearing.
Taking advantage of this shift in attention, Zack slid little Bud out from under his layered shirts, and handed him to Noddie. Bud too was untouched by the lances, but the arrow was still in his knee. Noddie glared at Zack, then broke off the head of the arrow and yanked out the shaft. Bud shrieked, but almost no one heard, because at that same moment the terrifying voice from the edge of the clearing boomed:
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