By Brian Jacques
Deserted as an child via his father, the evil warlord Swartt Sixclaw, Veil is raised via the kindhearted Bryony. regardless of matters from each person at Redwall, Bryony is confident that Veil's goodness will succeed. but if he commits a criminal offense that's unforgivable, he's banished from the abbey perpetually. Then Swartt and his hordes of searats and vermin assault Redwall, and Veil has to make a decision: may still he sign up for Swartt in conflict opposed to the one creature who has ever enjoyed him? Or may still he flip his again on his real father?
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Not anything! I . . . I . . . er, i used to be simply having a look round. ’ Bryony pointed to the door, eyes alight with anger. ‘Get out of the following this rapid sooner than I document you to the Abbess. ’ Veil driven prior her, protesting his innocence. ‘I wasn’t stealing anythin’, sincere I wasn’t! ’ Bryony’s love used to be briefly clouded via contempt. ‘Hah! similar to you by no means stole the blue pot, eh? I’ll wager you have been shocked whilst it confirmed up back – if you’d had your manner it can were on the backside of the pond! ’ The ferret’s eyes radiated hatred on the mousemaid who had reared him on account that infancy. ‘Yah, pass on! Blame me, you’re like any the remaining. i discovered that pot through the south wallsteps, yet I couldn’t go back it, may well I? Everybeast could say I advised you so, it was once Veil. i used to be too scared to take it again, so I chucked it within the pond. ’ Bryony softened in the direction of him and, taking his six-clawed paw, she attempted reasoning with him. ‘I took it again, Veil, yet you will have taken it again, then it should have proved to them that you simply weren’t a thief. Can’t you notice, I did it that can assist you! ’ Veil tore his paw from the mousemaid’s take hold of. ‘You have been spyin’ on me, similar to you have been a second in the past, pass over Goody Goody. I hate you! ’ He dashed off down the steps, leaving Bryony dumbfounded with a wide teardrop trickling down every one of her cheeks. * * * 28 that very same night, Skipperjo the otter and Redfarl the squirrel introduced their warriors to supper on the invitation of the Abbess. It used to be a jolly meal and the nutrition, as ordinary, used to be very good. a wide redcurrant, apple and blackberry tart graced the centre desk, surrounded via small bowls of gooseberries and cream, a strawberry syllabub and wild cherry flans. Servers went round with huge jugs of dandelion fizz, particularly brewed through outdated Bral Hogmorton, the cellarkeeper, and his good friend the Foremole. It was once an speedy good fortune, particularly with the Dibbuns, a lot of whom fell approximately chuckling whilst the bubbles fizzled of their mouths. Jodd the squirrelhare set approximately demolishing an enormous deeper’n’ever pie, made for him via a gaggle of moles, who betted one another that it was once too substantial for him to complete. The Foremole had wagered that he might. Smiling from ear to ear he amassed candied chestnuts from the gaping moles as Jodd licked the deep pie plate fresh. ‘Hurr hurr ahurr hohurr! Ee should not guess agin ’ow a lot yon ’arebeast can positioned aways, ee’m a champeen scoffer, ho urr! ’ Jodd wiped his chops delicately on a white napkin. ‘My be aware, ’ceedingly tasty! correct ho, chaps, what’s the jolly previous major path seem like? ’ Abbess Meriam shook with stifled laughter. ‘No extra for you until eventually you’ve given us a tune, sir. ’ Jodd was once instantly up, cavorting round the tables and twanging on his bowstring as he embarked on a comic book ditty. ‘Oh explanation why I sing this ballad, Is ’cos I want I have been a salad, If I have been a salad, an outstanding large one, I’d lick the plate while i used to be long past! yet merrydown derrydown, I don’t care, I’m hungry as an excellent outdated hare. So all you frogs pay heed to me, A pudden’s what I’d prefer to be, All packed with plums an’ steamin’ scorching, I’d scoff me in a flash, eh wot?