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By Mark Van Steenwyk, Joel Hedstrom

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

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The anger turned to rage. Someone had murdered a member of her pack for meaningless pieces of shiny yellow rock. During the night, instead of resting in her cave, Sister Wolf prowled the road to Brookhaven. She wanted to find the outlaws and kill them. A man or woman would never have found them, but a wolf can find almost anything by scent. Before leaving Stonebriar, Sister Wolf had caught the scent of the outlaws from the clothes of the murdered merchant. The outlaws smelled the same as other humans, but they also smelled of cabbages.

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.

By then, the townsfolk had grown comfortable with the sight of Sister Wolf. 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.

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