A Nice Ring To It. — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 12

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

A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

Within the dark walls of the castle there was a chamber sometimes used for storage.. They had never gotten round to using it as a dungeon...

Within the dark walls of the castle there was a chamber sometimes used for storage..
They had never gotten round to using it as a dungeon…

Brother Jacque had the walls lined with a thick layer of straw to keep in the damp cold and preserve

Brother Jacque had the walls lined with a thick layer of straw
to keep in the damp cold and preserve

...all of the ice of the previous attempts. I was planning to store food here. This left the chamber very cold.

…all of the ice of the previous attempts.
I was planning to store food here.
This left the chamber very cold.

It was a tight squeeze through the massive doors at one end of the chamber

It was a tight squeeze through the massive doors at one end of the chamber

But they made it through -- Barely...

But they made it through — Barely…

...or Barry... Barry being the name of the Queen's pet pachyderm.

…or Barry… Barry being the name of the Queen’s pet pachyderm.

All that was needed was the carvers...

All that was needed was the carvers…

The postern door opened

The postern door opened

The torches guttered! ...and nearly went out!

The torches guttered!
…and nearly went out!

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

“A Nice Ring To It” is a half hour cartoon compared to a  5-10 minute short of previous cartoons — 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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