By Mark Van Steenwyk, Joel Hedstrom
This resourceful retelling of the legend of Saint Francis and the Wolf explores what it capacity to be a peacemaker in the middle of violence and the way to revive a fit courting with production. Settle in and browse a story of enamel and sword, of beggars and lords, of outlaws and wild beasts. it's a tale of moment percentages and the ability of love.
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In those days, there were many hermits committed to simple lives of prayer throughout the countryside. After Christmas came the worst of winter. The harsh bluster of January fell upon Stonebriar. Villagers gave Sister Wolf and the beggars less food. Rarely was there enough to share with the outlaws. And so, the outlaws once again started to attack travelers on the road to Brookhaven. When Sister Wolf heard this, the heart in her furry chest sank. She understood their hunger but was committed to protecting the people of Stonebriar.
It was in that cruelest of winters that a band of outlaws began to attack nobles and merchants on the road from Stonebriar to nearby Brookhaven. 38 39 Many who left with gold rings around their fingers and gold chains around their necks returned with bare fingers and naked necks. When these thefts happened, Sister Wolf didn’t care. She didn’t see much use for gold and jewels. But then, one day, the outlaws killed a merchant on the road. Sadness filled Sister Wolf. This merchant was a good man. He had a wife and three children.
They were plump and always smelled of roast duck and venison. While the wealthy lived fat lives, some men, women, and children lived on the streets. Daily they 37 begged for bread and scraps. And a great many lived in homes that were so shabby that they offered little extra protection from the rain and cold than if they too lived on the streets. Sister Wolf loved rich and poor alike but knew that she too was a beggar. She made sure to beg more often from the wealthy so that she could share with her poor brothers and sisters who struggled to survive.
A Wolf at the Gate by Mark Van Steenwyk, Joel Hedstrom