A Nice Ring To It. — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 10

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

A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

I'll take my ship, Squire Norseguyson, and stoutest crew and sail out... ...to where the ice bergs sail, and there...

I’ll take my ship, Squire Norseguyson, and stoutest crew and sail out…
…to where the ice bergs sail, and there…

Another viking ship swiftly overtakes Sir Norseguy! It is Lady Norseguy! NORSEGUY! I know you're plotting something! You aren't sailing without ME! It is Lady Norseguy, Sir Norseguy's wife and her shield maidens.

Another viking ship swiftly overtakes Sir Norseguy! It is Lady Norseguy!
NORSEGUY! I know you’re plotting something! You aren’t sailing without ME!
It is Lady Norseguy, Sir Norseguy’s wife and her shield maidens.

Icebergs are dangerous, but the Norse are skillful and their boats crafty. (They don't seem so big from far away...) ...and soon the two ships are deftly maneuvered near one...

Icebergs are dangerous, but the Norse are skillful and their boats crafty.
(They don’t seem so big from far away…)
…and soon the two ships are deftly maneuvered near one…

Why don't we try or a slightly smaller one, shall we? This one would drag us clear to the tropics (I don't have any problem with that.) ...and so they sought out a smaller one... a much smaller one.

Why don’t we try or a slightly smaller one, shall we?
This one would drag us clear to the tropics
(I don’t have any problem with that.)
…and so they sought out a smaller one… a much smaller one.

A smaller berg was found and secured with rope. (Now we're really Nice Ring to It 0 Haulin' Ice!) (I still liked the idea of the Tropics.) for the voyage home.

A smaller berg was found and secured with rope.
(Now we’re really Nice Ring to It 0 Haulin’ Ice!)
(I still liked the idea of the Tropics.)
for the voyage home.

“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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