By Brian Jacques
A villainous new presence is aprowl in Mossflower Woods-the Marlfoxes. Stealthy and mysterious, they're out to plunder and break every little thing of their course. And after they succeed in Redwall Abbey, they ruthlessly thieve the main invaluable treasure of all-the tapestry of Martin the Warrior. It takes Dann Reguba and music Swifteye, teenagers of warrior squirrels, to stick with of their fathers' heroic footsteps. including the younger shrew Dippler, and Burble the courageous watervole, they embark upon the doubtless very unlikely quest. . . .
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She ducked of the vermin and fled into the thickets, yet Dippler and Burble weren't so fortunate. nonetheless sleepy-eyed, they have been bring to an end and taken down by way of a bunch of the quickest ferret runners. Sobbing with worry, Dann ran as he had by no means run ahead of, dodging around timber, speeding via nettlebeds, stumbling and tripping via roots hidden underneath deep, damp loam. at the back of him he may possibly listen the wild barbarous screeches of the ferrets, and their swords slashing on the undergrowth as they got here after him. Chest burning, middle pounding, breath torn from him in ragged gasps, Dann blundered onward, nonetheless clutching the sword of Martin. They have been getting nearer, shouting now. ‘Roundaround tharraway, we’s gorrim nowsoon. Kye arrrrr! ’ Desperately Dann seemed approximately as he ran, then he observed it. A four-topped oak with thick limbs and an impenetrable large quantity of leaves. Dann shinned up it, scraping his paws and barking his shins. Thrusting the sword among his the teeth, he swung up during the thick boughs and stowed himself amid a clump of leafy twigs. Moments later his pursuers grouped under the oak, brandishing an unpleasant array of bladed guns. They slashed on the timber, looking this fashion and that. ‘Whereda squirl gotoo, you’va seed ’im? ’ ‘Karrabah! Twoda squirls gerraway. Quickyquick, dose squirlers! ’ ‘Gorra voler ander shrewbeast. Key arr, goodyerr! ’ Scarcely bold to respire, Dann lay flat on a limb, surrounded via oak foliage. He watched the jabbering ferrets, arguing and thrashing at fern and bush alike with their curved scimitars. after they had searched round awhile, one in all them bared his stained fangs and pointed towards the creekbank. ‘Wego backnow backnow, lotsafun, voler, shrewbeast. Rabbagakk! ’ Screeching and whooping excitedly, they dashed off. part sliding, part scrambling, Dann got here down from the oak directly to the floor. Burying the sword deep within the tender earth, the younger squirrel sank right into a crouch, decreasing his head into either paws and letting sizzling tears of disgrace flood down his face. Coward! His father have been correct. He had run like a worried Dibbun, leaving his pals to the enemy. It was once the sound of his fitful sobbing that led tune to discover Dann. Rounding the trunk of the large oak, she sat down beside him. ‘Dann, are you damage? What’s the problem? ’ nonetheless weeping, he shook his head. ‘I used to be anxious, track, so anxious! ’ track angled her head in order that she used to be taking a look upward into Dann’s face. ‘Goodness, so was once I. I approximately jumped out of my epidermis. ’ Dann thrust the swordpoint deeper into the soil. ‘You don’t comprehend. I’ve proved my father correct. He known as me a coward and i'm. I abandoned Dippler an’ Burble, left ’em t’be captured by way of these ferrets. i used to be terrified, and that i ran! ’ track gave him a hearty shove and despatched him sprawling. ‘Oh, I by no means. I stayed and bought killed defendin’ ’em! ’ Dann shook tears from his eyes angrily. ‘Oh, cease talkin’ silly! ’ the gorgeous squirrelmaid smiled and clasped her friend’s paw. ‘I will should you will, Dann. We did the one factor shall we do, we escaped.