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Stories in the series "Pudlong and the Beanstalk"

# 1: Pudlong and the Beanstalk Part 1

By: | DargonZine 10, Issue 5

Pudlong knew the smell of the earth. He knew the smell of warm, freshly turned soil, ready for planting. He knew the smell of hot, arid dirt, aching for a rain that was too long in coming. He knew the faint odor of beans ripe and ready to pick. He also knew the smell of dead, wet plants, sodden with the rains of autumn and laced with decay. But the smell he was smelling was as strange as the sight ... [ Read More ]

# 2: Pudlong and the Beanstalk Part 2

By: | DargonZine 10, Issue 6

It was a late afternoon when Levy and his family arrived at the keep. Lord Farley, the local landowner, welcomed them, and squinted carefully at Clifton Dargon's letter of recommendation. The names and titles meant little this far south, but the gold in the seal spoke volumes. Farley allowed Levy's band to spend the night, then released them in the morning with permission to go and study the great beanstalk.   It wasn't even a day's journey to Pudlong's small farm. Their ... [ Read More ]

# 3: Pudlong and the Beanstalk Part 3

By: | DargonZine 10, Issue 8

It was a hot day, several days later, as Levy sat in the back of the family wagon as it rumbled along the road. Levy was thirsty and uncomfortable. He was resting his feet, having walked nearly five leagues. He squinted up at the sun, then gazed dourly at the wagon ahead of his own. Its driver had put a canopy up, something Levy could also have done if it hadn't been for that fact that neither of the other ... [ Read More ]