1. The Dance
I dance among the tall trees, ignoring my doom. There is no hope left, I know it, but I will be happy for whatever time remains to me. The orcs will not come into the Old Forest; no sane person would.
We tried to grow trees in Cardolan; they all failed. Bushes we could manage, blueberries and currents and gooseberries, blackberries and raspberries: those grew in abundance and the twittery birds flew to them.
I dip my head and swirl in the Old Forest, knowing I must return to the profane world soon. I will die then, but for now, not.
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