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The Song of Dalsarion: Five

November 7, 2011 by

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A coach came, flourishing the dust from the ground. Our feet, and the horses hooves, had been too few enough to let our passing escape a dust-cloud’s notice. And the farmers here, surrounding, would never have paid that road much notice, not while the summer’s Sun, responsible for these dry-banks—where winter would make us a […]

The Song of Dalsarion: Four

November 4, 2011 by

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‘My father,’ to laugh at this. ‘He is an instrument maker. Though sometimes, when pressed he sung to people, out-with his tune.” ‘Badly I take it?’ He made me feel as a small child wandering down lost, narrow roads. And forever would—he made me mapless. ‘No. Not really. He taught me to sing.’ ‘And you […]

The Song of Dalsarion: Three

November 3, 2011 by

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2 As the deer Sun, starting her daily discipline denied for herself that repast at the shores of night. She in her searching, rose. There-in doing so, raising us all. Begun those muttered and lilting lines that the birds would continue throughout that day. As always, and a little behind the tune, Dalsarion awoke. ~~~~~ […]

The Song of Dalsarion: Two

November 2, 2011 by

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They were all very silent, still, as Dalis eased himself back to the uncertain ground. He looked at them, tried to meet their faces. Though they would not meet him, one for one they would meet each other’s look. What would they say to that? Then quietly and from the back, one hand was held […]

The Song of Dalsarion: One

November 1, 2011 by

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“’Now I’ll tell the story of Young Hero Sir Dalis, and of the time he beat the One-Hundred Goblin Horde with but One-Thousand Words. Alone. Now Sir Dalis was a fair lad, and he quested in Golden armour for the Singing Golden Bough, with his Golden sword. In these travels he made, Young Hero Sir […]