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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:48 AM
If Anton needed a hint to flee Alguazas, the angry mob provided it.
The rioters rushed up the street with a ruckus that made his bedroom floorboards tremble. By the time they reached his door downstairs he had to force his hands from trembling too.
Then a torch spun through the air and shattered his bedroom window, followed by that timeless phrase:
“Burn the witch!”
Anton needed to act before things got out of hand – or at least before things went through any more windows. With his back against the wall, he bunched up his robes and stomped out the torch. As he knelt to grab it, he glimpsed reflections of his aquiline face and pitch-black hair in the glass shards. He averted his eyes as quickly as he could. This was hardly the time for vanity. His knees wobbled as he peeked over the windowsill
Around thirty townsfolk and half as many guardsmen swamped his doorstep. They fit the portrait of your run-of-the-mill mob: pitchforks, clubs, constipated looks on their faces, that sort of thing. What set them apart was their pack of wolfhounds. Surely few towns in the realm could boast a fiercer breed than Alguazas. Their fangs glowed by the torchlight with blood-red lethality.
Anton rallied his courage. He’d survived the last three mobs and intended to survive the fourth if he had anything to do with it. Springing to full height, he hurled the torch back from whence it came.
Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:33 PM
Hey! You have 2 identical topics posted -- since the other one has a response, ask the admins to delete this one,OK?
“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ― Elie Wiesel
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