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By Mark Van Steenwyk, Joel Hedstrom

This creative retelling of the legend of Saint Francis and the Wolf explores what it capacity to be a peacemaker in the middle of violence and the way to revive a fit dating with construction. Settle in and browse a story of the teeth and sword, of beggars and lords, of outlaws and wild beasts. it's a tale of moment possibilities and the ability of love. 

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When villagers heard scratching at their door, followed by a happy bark, they knew that Sister Wolf had come to ask for food. Some were generous, others less so. But Sister Wolf never took more than she needed, though sometimes she took extra to share with those who had too little to eat. Many grew to love Sister Wolf. Some parents let their children play with her. When she was in a good mood, she’d let smaller children ride upon her back. Some of the naughtiest children would pull her fur too hard.

As the grey-bearded guard nocked his arrow, he spotted the Beggar King. ” shouted the Beggar King. ” The other guard (who had since stopped screaming) ran all the way to the far side of the village to tell the council of the Blood Wolf’s arrival. By the time all of the members of the council had reached the city gate, a crowd of townsfolk had gathered, bubbling with chatter. A dozen guards accompanied the council. ” The grey-bearded guard silently obeyed. Slowly, he raised the gate. The red wolf ambled through the gate, the Beggar King at her side.

The outlaws smelled the same as other humans, but they also smelled of cabbages. 40 41 They weren’t hard for Sister Wolf to find. They were hidden far from the road, deep in the forest, in the ruins of a long forgotten chapel. There were five outlaws. They sat around a campfire. One was fat, one was thin, one was bald, one had long blond hair, and one wore an oddly pointy hat. Sister Wolf waited in the shadows, listening. She had learned much of human speech from her time with the Beggar King. She was waiting for the best moment to attack.

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