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Fablehaven 1

by Brandon Mull

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For many centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? Well, actually, quite the opposite.

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...knots." "Are you a hermit?" "You could say that. Come inside and I will brew some tea." "I better not." She looked down at her hands. "I must look frightful. Let me show you something." She turnedand crouched behind the stump. A rat ventured a few steps out of a hole in a corner of the shack.When she came back from behind the stump, the rat hid. The old woman sat with her back to the stump. She held a little wooden puppet about nineinches high. It looked primitive, made entirely of dark wood, with no clothes or painted features.Just a basic human figure with tiny gold hooks serving as joints. The puppet had a stick in its back. 16 The woman set a paddle on her lap. She began making the puppet dance by bobbing the stick andtapping the paddle. There was a musical regularity to the rhythm. "What is that thing?" Seth asked. "A limberjack," she replied. "Where's his ax?" "Not a lumberjack, a limberjack. A clog...

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