By Brian Jacques
Slagar the Fox is set to conquer peaceful Redwall. accumulating his mercenary band of rats, stoats, and weasels, he advances upon the abbey with a crafty scheme-rather than making brave conflict plans, he'll thieve the youngsters of Redwall from lower than their mom and dad' very noses. And his prize captive may be Mattimeo, the headstrong younger son of Matthias, the fearless mouse warrior!
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I do know it’s a pity she needed to die thus far from Redwall, yet she kept us by way of her braveness. ’ Matthias plucked at a blade of grass. ‘Yes, the Queen enjoyed Redwall. That was once the bravest factor I’ve ever noticeable any creature do, Basil. She threw herself and her warriors at these rats, realizing they stood no probability. They flew in opposed to arrows and attacked with in simple terms beak and claw. ’ Orlando wiped his awl blade at the grass. ‘I by no means knew your sparrow buddy, Matthias, yet she stored all our lives by means of her courageous motion. I’ve obvious creatures ten occasions her dimension with no area of her boldness. What a warrior! ’ Jess Squirrel regarded as much as the leafy shroud at the tree bough. ‘Good outdated Warbeak, eh? absolutely mad, in fact. She’d fairly die than leave out an exceptional struggle. I’ll guess anyplace she is now that she’s chuckling at us status around blubbering like a load of Abbey babes who've to visit mattress early, rather than getting on with our look for the fox. ’ Matthias rose dry-eyed. He caught his swordpoint into the floor. ‘Aye, Jess, you’re correct. We’ve acquired a few burying to do right here, then we'll depart this position. I by no means are looking to set eyes on it back. We needs to keep on south. ’ Later that day they halted in a quiet position, an ash grove, faraway from the clearing the place the conflict had taken position. Matthias took inventory of the location. The surviving sparrows may fly again to Redwall, taking with them the scoop that the warrior mouse and his associates have been alive and good, nonetheless at the path of the younger captives. Log-a-Log and the rest of the now depleted Guosim voted firmly to stick with the buddies and notice the undertaking via. They settled all the way down to examine the map and writings that have been despatched from Redwall. Matthias scanned the parchments conscientiously. ‘By the fur, I want we had met up with Warbeak ahead of we did. hearken to this: “Those who desire to problem destiny, To a jumbled shout stroll instantly. sundown fires in dexteree, locate the place Loamhedge was. on the excessive position close to the skies, search for different watchful eyes. Sleep now not ‘neath the darkpine timber, Be on shield, take no longer your ease, Voyage while the sunlight dims, hazard within the water swims. Make no noise with spear or sword, Lest you wake the longtail horde. colours of creatures who've died, Bones of warriors who attempted. scale down now not from the barren land, glance under from the place you stand, this can be the place a stone could fall and make no sound in any respect. those that go and stay to inform, See the badger and the bell, Face the lord who issues the way in which After midday on summer’s day. loss of life will open up its grave. Who is going there. . .? None however the courageous. ” ‘Look at this map, we’ve come via a lot of these locations. There are the cliffs, this is the pine wooded area, right here the water with the bows of the rats at the a long way shore. This position right here, hummocks and timber, this is often the place we're now. What do you think that, Basil? ’ ‘You’re correct, in fact, outdated warrior. Hmm, sound recommendation too. It warns of the risks within the woods, even supplies the little fishes a point out. Ha, “voyage whilst the sunlight dims”; might be we'd have stood an opportunity of giving these rats the slip if we’d crossed by means of evening.