Have you ever met an “angel incognito,” a stranger who changed your life?
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Twenty: Tea for One (Continued)
Previously: Zack was unconsolable after his storytelling “game” caused suffering and death among the childlike naims.
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Dust from the wheel-scarred road coated their shoes, their lungs, their hopes. Gina’s exhilaration over her brilliant rescue had faded; now all she felt was dread. She looked at her brother, shuffling on, bearing a burden she couldn’t imagine. She thought of the impossible task that had sent them here, and resented everyone who’d played a role in it, Aunt Aloysia, the Prophets, Uol. Her mind screamed, We can’t do this! If this is our destiny—we don’t want it!
And then she saw it. A huge rainbowwood tree lay fallen across the road. The path led directly under it, or rather into it, for right where it intersected with the…
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