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30 Sister Wolf felt uncomfortable going door to door for food like a stray dog. And the people of the town were still afraid of welcoming a wolf to their doorstep. And so, at daybreak, the Beggar King would meet Sister Wolf at the mouth of her cave. The two friends would walk into town, knock on a villager’s door, and ask for breakfast. After breakfast, the Beggar King and Sister Wolf would go for a walk along the countryside until the afternoon. Then they would visit the next house in Stonebriar and ask for supper.
They have forgotten how to enjoy the sunshine and the rain, the wildflowers of the fields and birds of the air. ” The red wolf yelped in affirmation. The Beggar King laughed, “The people of Stonebriar are your pack now! ” The red wolf followed the Beggar King as he walked back to Stonebriar. 24 25 4 Sister Wolf Two guards stood watch at the city gate. In the distance, they saw the Blood Wolf approach. They didn’t see the Beggar King at first for he was dressed all in brown and blended into the color of the dusty road.
The others all agreed that it was more likely to be a hermit. In those days, there were many hermits committed to simple lives of prayer throughout the countryside. After Christmas came the worst of winter. The harsh bluster of January fell upon Stonebriar. Villagers gave Sister Wolf and the beggars less food. Rarely was there enough to share with the outlaws. And so, the outlaws once again started to attack travelers on the road to Brookhaven. When Sister Wolf heard this, the heart in her furry chest sank.