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A taller figure dressed in black approached the house carefully, moving slowly down the center of the pathway. He stepped onto the first step of the porch and tripped, then gave a short scream of shock as icy cold water splashed down from the bucket that had been tipped by a trip-wire strung over the step.
He retreated, the whites of his eyes gleaming in the darkness as he looked for the defenders of the house. When he moved back five steps, three other youths joined him, and they moved towards the house in a military V formation.
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It certainly seems like things are not looking well for the people of the realm, but looks can often be deceiving. You will have to be sure to read the entire story to find out the details.
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