A Nice Ring To It. — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 6

The third of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

Reaching the mountains, they switched to a team of 12 sturdy oxen. This is feeling more like a cattle drive than quest! The going was easy at first and they joked at the precautions.

Reaching the mountains, they switched to a team of 12 sturdy oxen.
This is feeling more like a cattle drive than quest!
The going was easy at first and they joked at the precautions.

...but at Sir Peanut's urging they brought their team of horses along as well. (or a circus!)

…but at Sir Peanut’s urging they brought their team of horses along as well.
(or a circus!)

As promised the going got a lot tougher.

As promised the going got a lot tougher.

The road indeed was rough! But they pushed on with their quest!

The road indeed was rough!
But they pushed on with their quest!

bump!

bump!

Eventually they made it to the glacier. Somewhat in one piece.

Eventually they made it to the glacier.
Somewhat in one piece.

They found a piece of ice about the right size, and using their axes shaped another piece into a ramp and dragged their cargo onto the wagon with the oxen.

They found a piece of ice about the right size, and using their axes shaped another piece
into a ramp and dragged their cargo onto the wagon with the oxen.

The oxen might be slower, but Sir Peanut hoped the shorter trek would get them to the castle before the ice melted.

The oxen might be slower, but Sir Peanut hoped the shorter trek
would get them to the castle before the ice melted.

The road home was as rough as it was going to the glacier.

The road home was as rough as it was going to the glacier.

“A Nice Ring To It.” will be continued! Watch for it!

“A Nice Ring To It” is a longer story than “The Hunt!” but it’s a fun story. It is a half hour cartoon compared to a  5-10 minute short — or something like that. It’s all about a birthday — but read on…

The holiday season is here and with the season comes thoughts of charity. I urge you to follow through with those thoughts and give to the charity of your choice. I also hope you remember the spirit of giving through the rest of the year.

If you are interested, check out We’ll Make Cents’ “Standing With Courage” project and their “50-Cents – a Jar of Change” drive.

DWPenner

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