Some time passed before Noralei could join us. She had excused herself to settle her affairs at her forge. She has a younger sister to whom she will entrust her business. And she wants to collect a few items to take with her on our mission.
So with little else to do, Rumble and Dunfallon took me out to teach me the game of ninepins – the game those two had learned among the dwarves.
I admit that it proved most enjoyable despite my poor showing. (They were quite pleased to be able to better me, and were rejoicing in their prowess).
That is, until Noralei arrived. If any one was born to play the game – she was. She beat the “experts” soundly.
And if this is any indication, we should all be able to work together easily in the days ahead.
Still, I do have some concerns, and I shall meet with the High Fairy tomorrow to discuss them.