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Chapter Twenty-One — The Siege and Its Disasters

Jon watched the others climb up the ropes to the pirate ship. He watched Tam particularly, and so he saw at once when Tam lurched, with an exclamation, and began to slide back down. Jon helped him catch his balance … Continue reading

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Chapter Twenty-Two — Trimela Ablaze

Temanava and the sailors decided on an inlet to hide their new pirate ship in, and anchored there to wait out the few remaining hours of night. They were just done deciding on watches when Tam smacked his head with … Continue reading

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Chapter Twenty-Three — Captured By Pirates

Jon kept close to Temanava as long as he could. First they were stuffed in a closed wagon, crowded in with eight other sullen girls. The wagon rolled down the hill from the school and round the harbor, and then … Continue reading

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Chapter Twenty-Four — Battle At Sea

Jon had wanted to see Tuwa again, but not under these circumstances. All the captives had been brought up on deck, awaiting separation and the ships that would take them to their new destinations. There was still no sign of … Continue reading

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Chapter Twenty-Five — Farewell to the Islands

Djaren lifted his head from sheaves of notes and rolled plans to look at the new Trimela, just beginning again. The town was gone, with only some charred rubble to show there had once been buildings. The whole lower part, … Continue reading

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Chapter Twenty-Six — New Courses Are Set

The night stars had changed a little, Kara noted. The constellation she called the running dog was now racing for the southern horizon. The night crew wasn’t practicing now; they were resting, recovering from a harrowing series of adventures she … Continue reading

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