By Brian Jacques
A villainous new presence is aprowl in Mossflower Woods-the Marlfoxes. Stealthy and mysterious, they're out to plunder and break every little thing of their direction. And after they achieve Redwall Abbey, they ruthlessly scouse borrow the main worthy treasure of all-the tapestry of Martin the Warrior. It takes Dann Reguba and music Swifteye, little ones of warrior squirrels, to stick with of their fathers' heroic footsteps. including the younger shrew Dippler, and Burble the courageous watervole, they embark upon the doubtless very unlikely quest. . . .
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Pore poultry? What concerning the pore fish, missie? brain although, that trout’s leadin’ the eagle a merry dance. Mebbe it’ll break out! ’ because the Guosim shrew spoke, the trout gave a amazing jump and made it to deep water. The osprey used to be virtually out of its intensity. Squawking angrily, it stumbled and was once swept into the wild lashing deeps. Dippler positioned a paw over his eyes. ‘Nothin’ we will be able to do to save lots of ’im now. That’n’s a goner! ’ prior to the phrases had left his mouth music was once in motion. Tying the rope rapidly round her waist, she slung the tip to Dann. ‘Hang directly to this. I’m goin’ after him! ’ Dann grabbed the rope instinctively, shouting, ‘Song, no, you’ll be killed! ’ however the younger squirrelmaid had already plunged into the roaring mêlée of waters. * * * 24 in the course of the evening the White Ghost’s eerie sighing and wailing echoed without end round the Queen’s bedchamber. Silth crouched in her mattress, gaunt and hollow-eyed, her voice decreased to a hoarse croak from shouting for her guards. ‘Oooooh Silth, come to me Siiiiiilth! ’ There it used to be back. Silth buried her face in a satin coverlet, figuring out it used to be no longer a dream. while she ventured to peep out, all of the candles had sputtered and died. just a unmarried lantern remained burning at the bedside desk. The room had develop into an ill-lit cavern of transferring shadows, draughts and breezes relocating the silk wall hangings like fluttering shrouds. Silth’s voice was once a piteous whine. ‘Guards, aid me, the place are my guards? ’ Spectral tones replied her determined plea. ‘Gone, all goooooooone! ’ Lantur beckoned Wilce out of the room from which she were impersonating the White Ghost. ‘That’s adequate wailing for now, rat. There’s no cause of any of the guards to be up the following due to the fact I brushed off them for the evening. yet simply in case anybeast attempts to achieve front, you remain on the head of the steps and hold them away. inform them the excessive Queen is especially ailing and any creature arising the following opposed to my orders does so below ache of demise. bought it? ’ Wilce nodded silently and went off approximately her job. Lantur took up the tray she had ready. It had goblets upon it. One used to be Silth’s personal consuming vessel, overwhelmed from high-quality gold, together with her own crest embossed on its stem. the opposite was once a undeniable serviceable pewter sort. Lantur made convinced the Queen’s goblet used to be at the a ways part of the tray as she carried it into the bedchamber. Silth cowered clear of her, bunching the satin coverlet tight below her chin. ‘Where are my guards? How lengthy is it until eventually morning mild? The White Ghost has been haunting me back. Did you pay attention it? good, did you? converse, daughter. ’ Smiling benignly, Lantur perched upon the mattress, putting the tray subsequent to the lantern at the desk. Her voice was once that of a real Marlfox, candy as honey and lethal as an adder’s chew. She got rid of the coverlet lightly from Silth’s chin. ‘Don’t dissatisfied your self, mom expensive. I despatched the guards away simply because I don’t wish them clanking and tramping approximately outdoors your door if you want relaxation. This White Ghost, ’tis all on your mind's eye. Sleep will therapy all that.