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ADOPTED AS SONS – Chapter 1 – part 15

He found a staircase leading to the next level, and crept past an open doorway, revealing a mezzanine level. Unlike the ground floor, it remained unlit. 498 more words

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ADOPTED AS SONS – Chapter 1 – part 14

Tonunda sent the rats ahead as he strolled toward the temple doors. A halo of clear space accompanied his footsteps all the way. When he stopped the rats stopped with him. 505 more words

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ADOPTED AS SONS – Chapter 1 – part 13

Tonunda waited as the rat gave directions. Right and left didn’t exist in its vocabulary. As Tonunda listened, to “where one can smell warm grain” or where the road slopes away, he had to orientate himself. 477 more words

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ADOPTED AS SONS – Chapter 1 – part 12

And why should I help you? said the rat.

Tonunda thrust the rat in the cat’s direction, and held the rodent at arm’s length. The cat hissed, moving closer on its haunches. 492 more words

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ADOPTED AS SONS – Chapter 1 – part 11

The boy sighed. “Not that any of this matters any more. The last time I sat in the holding cells one of the priests came to visit me with a message.” 499 more words

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ADOPTED AS SONS – Chapter 1 – part 10

“She was so small and fine boned, like a bird. That is what Dekra means in the Yactanese tongue. She was beautiful and clever.” The boy laughed. 494 more words

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ADOPTED AS SONS – Chapter 1 – part 9

They hovered in stalemate a moment, before the youth threw Tonunda across the floor. Tonunda slid then rolled. He bounded from the wall, catching hold of one of the rafters and launched himself with knife held high. 480 more words

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