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The High Priest said to the Queen that the Gods had told him the new prisoner must not be sacrificed. Tonight, therefore, the flickering torches shone on no victim, and the man who had for now escaped taking up the blade, curled up tight and felt sleep might just come. But the other times still seemed right in front of him, along with his suspicion that the Queen always knew it when he lied.'Why don't you try saving them all?' Those faintly mocking eyes seemed to say. It would surely not be possible.That he never tried cut him like glass.

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    Neville Hunt over 1 year ago

    I had to read it twice and now I get it. I fear for his future. Engaging drabble Jamie.

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    Jamie Clapperton over 1 year ago

    Thanks Neville. :-)

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    Drew Martyn about 1 year ago

    Oooh, so much power and emotion in that last sentence, nicely done sir! :)

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    Jamie Clapperton about 1 year ago

    Thanks much Drew. :-)

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    Peter Henderson about 1 year ago

    You write very sophisticated drabbles...I'm envious

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    Jamie Clapperton about 1 year ago

    Belated thanks, Peter. I'm envious of those who can tell a good old fashioned
    adventure tale! :-) Glad you're on drablr.

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