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The Viking And The Moor: Chapter Seven

They buried the children at dawn. The work was solemn, and the going was slow. They had but one sharpened pick amongst them for digging the frozen soil. They took turns wielding it. With a bucket, they scooped the turned dirt beside the shoreline where the bodies of the children lay. The Moor wept sporadically but didn’t break down and didn’t speak. She worked faster and more vigorously than either of the men did, eager to finish the excruciating task as soon as possible. Once the graves were dug, they wrapped the children in linen. They placed the bodies carefully…

The Viking And The Moor: Chapter Four

The sun had nearly risen by the time The Moor reached the deadfall. She had been forced to stop several times on her journey back. As badly as she had wanted to run the whole way, she simply couldn’t. The frigid air burned her lungs, and breathing became a constant agony. She would momentarily collapse against the trunk of a tree, catch her breath, and then continue on her way. She pushed herself as fast as she could. The deadfall had been completely dismantled, branch by branch, log by log. The children were gone. It didn’t appear that they had…