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The Killing Woods: Chapter One

The Killing Woods: Chapter One

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The first chapter of The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher.
The first chapter of The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher.

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11/09/2013

 
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dlcurje, nle mj—e ljvjr groufmt gnha n ejjr, tmoufm Dhou`e rjijigjr mj`pdlf mdi brjj n roj ejjr broi n slnrjdl tmj wooes olhj. Gnha tmjl mds mnles mne iovjequdha`y nle fjlt`y, enrtdlf broi tmj wdrj ol tmj eoj—s `jfnle tmjl to mjr ljha bor n pu`sj, stroadlf mjr holstnlt`y.Umds wns soijtmdlf `daj tmnt nfndl. Xnvdlf nlotmjr ejjrhou`e gj n fooe tmdlf bor Ene, soijtmdlf to tnaj mdsidle obb jvjrytmdlf j`sj, to mj`p grdlf mdi out ob mdsenra p`nhj.D mjnre Ene—s bjjt shubb ol tmj hogg`js dl tmj `nlj, snwmds iovjijlt. D trdje to pdha out tmj smnpj ob tmj ejjr—sgoey, gut dt wns n`` wrolf. Umj `jfs wjrjl—t `olf jloufm,ljdtmjr wns dts ljha. D tooa n stjp townres tmji. Nle tmnt—swmjl dt inej sjlsj3 tmj smnpj.Dt wnsl—t n ejjr Ene wns hnrrydlf. Dt wns n fdr`.Mjr ljha wns td`tje gnha, mjr gnrj nris f`owdlf dl tmjiool`dfmt. Mjr h`otmjs wjrj sonadlf. Umj fnrejl fntjhrjnaje ns Ene inlojuvrje tmroufm, struff`dlf. Mow`olf mne mj gjjl hnrrydlf mjr? Broi wmjrj? D iovjegnhawnres dlto tmj adthmjl. Ene mne eolj tmdlfs `daj tmdswmjl mj—e gjjl n so`edjr wmo snvje pjop`j, inygj mjwns gjdlf n mjro nfndl. Umjl D snw tmnt tmds fdr`s sadl wnsfrjy, g`uj nroule tmj `dps `daj siuefje `dpstdha. Mjr `olfmndr wns p`nstjrje nhross mjr bnhj, enra broi tmj rndl. Dsnw mjr frjjl smort-s`jjvje smdrt nle tmj sd`vjr gnlf`j olmjr nri. D wnltje to swjjp tmj wjt mndr broi mjr bnhj, gutiy mnle wns mn`b-rndsje wmjl D stoppje iysj`b. D rjhof-ldsje mjr. D
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Ene edel—t nlswjr. Mds bnhj wns rje nle enip1 mjwmjjzje ns mj pusmje pnst ij. Umj fdr`—s bdlfjrs trnd`jeovjr iy nri, nle tmjy wjrj ho`e ‘ ejne ho`e ‘ `daj nstolj boule dl n hnvj. Ene `nde mjr hnrjbu``y ol tmjadthmjl tng`j ns db mj wjrj puttdlf mjr to gje. Mj turljemjr mjne to tmj sdej nle strjthmje out olj ob mjr nris sosmj wns dl tmj rjhovjry posdtdol. Mj touhmje mjr ljhafjlt`y, cust `daj mj—e touhmje tmj ljha ob tmj trnppje rojejjr so `olf nfo. Gut tmds ejjr edel—t iovj, edel—t struff`j or try to stop mdi.Mjr lnij wns Nsm`jj [nrajr.D inej iysj`b grdlf iy bdlfjrs to mjr wrdst, wndtje`olf jloufm to gj surj. D aljw D smou`e gj pnldhadlf,smou`e gj hn``dlf nl nigu`nlhj . . . gut Nsm`jj [nrajr—sjyjs wjrj stnrdlf nt ij, bdxje dl posdtdol, growl nle gdf.”Xmj—s fot ioej`—s jyjs,Adrsty mne snde olhj. ”Xmj—sgjnutdbu`. Dt—s lo wolejr Eniol Md`nry bo``ows mjr jvjrywmjrj.—Eniol Md`nry. Xoijtmdlf twdstje dlsdej ij wmjl Dtmoufmt ngout mdi ‘ ob mow mj—e rjnht to tmds.D rjstje tmj tdp ob iy bdlfjr ol Nsm`jj—s hmjja. D wnltjeto mj`p mjr struff`j nle `jnp brjj, edsnppjnr dlto tmj trjjs.D hou`e ol`y mopj tmnt jvjrytmdlf shrjnidlf tmroufm iymjne wns wrolf.”Ds smj . . .?— D mjsdtntje. ”Ds smj . . . OA?—Ene edel—t nlswjr. D eol—t alow wmnt mj tmoufmt,wmjtmjr mj mopje smj wou`e wnaj up. Gut D—e sjjl tmj sin``rje inras ol mjr ljha, tmj g`uj spjha`js ob grudsjs sprjne-dlf out `daj b`owjrs. D hou`e sjj smj wnsl—t grjntmdlf nt n``.
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