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The Adventures of Larson and Garrett - The Sleeping Tree By AaronDennis Characters: 5350

Updated: 2017-12-28 12:04

The Gettys child had been spotted by her sibling wandering in that direction. As they were so involved in deliberations, they had failed to notice Larson hiding behind the large, wooden door. He had heard everything. I need to figure a way to find that tree. Then, I can tell everyone where it is, he thought.

Soon as he heard their discussion come to an end, he ran back for the table, hopped in the chair, and stuck a chicken leg in his mouth. No one was any the wiser.

"So, it's settled, " Largo claimed. "Larson."


"You're goin' to stay with Nyomi's parents tonight."


"She and I are goin' to go to Pallisade tonight to find some mages in the city. They might be able to help us out."

"An' I'm goin' to Half Pine to see if I can find some help there…might as well ask about your da' while I'm there…his delay in comin' home troubles me, " Thatcher said. Largo shot him a look of annoyance. "Oh, " Thatcher caught himself and smiled. "I'm sure he's fine, though."

Larson smiled, too. Staying with an elderly couple provided an easy manner for sneaking off into the night.

"You just stay put, and mind your manners 'till we get back, okay?" Nyomi chirped.

"You got it, " Larson grinned.

Thatcher then called everyone's attention and relayed the plan. The hunting party was going to rest up for a few hours, after which they were to roam the forest again. In the meantime, the kids had a chance to go home, but were supposed to be back at the schoolhouse before sunset. That put a small damper on Larson's plan, not that such an obstacle was too tough to ove

r nodded and left. "So, Larson, how are you feeling?"

"Fine, " he mumbled.

"Hungry, boy, " Mr. Etrees asked.

Larson shook his head indifferently. They all remained quiet, but then the old couple sat down on either side of the boy. Both had gray hair and looked worn. Their clothes looked nicer than the handmade garments everyone else wore, but they were dirty. They finally told him everything was going to be fine, and that there was really nothing to worry about because although terrible things happened, good things also happened.

More time drifted by very slowly. After practically bring forced to eat a sandwich, Larson rifled through some old books in the study that the Etreeses kept in immaculate condition. He liked all the different sizes of the books, the color of the leather bounds, the feel of the pages. Eventually, the sun started to set and the interior grew dim. He walked around the large house to find the Etreeses. Mrs. Etrees was in the kitchen, dicing onions, and throwing them into a cooking pot over a small spit by the window.

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