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Witches in the Tinderbox: The Succubus Realm (eBook)
Witches in the Tinderbox: The Succubus Realm is an eBook written by Richard Mikolitch. It is the first work in the Succubus Realm series by this author. In this work several of the characters are Succubi.
- Title: Witches in the Tinderbox: The Succubus Realm
- Author: Richard Mikolitch
- Published By: Amazon Digital Services
- Length: 237 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B010I8OCVQ
- Publishing Date: June 26, 2015
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I read of a fair maiden who went fishing with her father and when along the brook she saw a toad. This toad was more beautiful than the rest of the toads and she asked her father if they might catch it and keep it.
The father, knowing they would never be able to catch this fast creature in his own habitat told the daughter if she could catch it she could keep it.
Once a week, after church the two would go to the brook and while the father caught dinner, the girl sat dreaming of the toad.
She would often go to where she had seen the toad before and when she spotted him she would shy away from going after him.
Weeks past and the toad became lonely for company and soon became bold enough to approach the girl who he had noticed spying on him from a distance.
The girl looked at her father and smiled for the toad came right up to her and sat on her foot. The girl lifted up her shoe and took the toad in her hands.
She petted it laughed at it and took it home to play with.
But as happy as the girl was to have the toad she became bored with it and soon forgot about it in her room.
The toad who had given up his toad life to live in a house with a person became sad and wished he had never approached her by the brook.
The toad missed his simple pond and his toad friends who told him he didn’t belong in a large house where everything was given to him. He belonged in the brook where he had to work to catch bugs to eat.
The father came to the girl’s room and saw the toad sitting in the fishbowl as if it were dead. He brought it a fly to eat but the toad didn’t move for the toad became very fat from being given everything instead of earning it.
The father knew the toad needed to return to the brook but he also knew it would break his daughter’s heart to lose the toad.
While he stood looking at the toad the daughter came in and she looked at her father with sad eyes and asked him what was wrong with the toad. She asked did he need the vet or maybe some medicine?
He explained to her that the toad needed to be a toad. She looked at him with quizzical eyes and told her father that he was indeed a toad.
His father told her that looks could be very deceiving.
He may look like a toad; have legs and arms like a toad and a body that can both swim and live on land, but he is loosing the heart of a toad and without a heart nobody is who they appear. The father told his daughter if she loved him she would bring him back to the brook and when the father proposed this the toad although not knowing the language of people heard his words and hoped to God that the little girl agreed.
The girl asked the father if she would ever see him again and the father told he couldn’t say but encouraged her to do the right thing regardless of what she felt.
He told her that she, one day will be wed and while his heart wants to keep her forever, because he loved her so much he would accept what makes her happy.
The girl took the fishbowl off the shelf and removed the toad.
She and her father took the buggy to the brook and released the toad.
They watched the toad swim across the pond and toward the other toads.
She anticipated him to be welcomed but instead they seemed to reject him.
He tried to play toad games and even gave mosquito larva for them to snack on but the more he tried the more they rejected him.
The girl cried for she knew her desire to control the toad made him become an outcast from the brook.
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