We now have a stream to follow again. At first the only sound was its babbling. Then the birds began to return. Their songs were welcome, but their presence meant the possible return of more dangerous animals.
As we went along we debated taking to the air. After going around and around with Dunfallon we agreed to do so only in emergency situations.
I took out the scroll to write another message to the High Fairy and found one from him.
His excellency was at Merlin’s castle, or rather outside of it. It is entirely encased in a hornets’ nest. There was no sign of the wizard nor of any of its other denizens.
He has sent for some fairy troops to aid him in investigating further. And encouraged us to continue on.