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A lurid glow refracted against the current. 
As feathers drifted above, the eye drifted below. 
... Sinking, rolling, randomly tossed, and finally with intent, burrowing under the bottom-most mud, like a turtle settled for winter. 

The light extinguished.

The children trampled, pell-mell, both Jack and Lively across the footbridge of the Mad and Innocent. Clever advanced (first, her wits alert, securing the Golden Rib inside the Walnut) when the girl saw, in wonderment, how she had gained Experience. And (being Sensible, not the sort to go Mad) the footbridge no longer accommodated her. Clever fell ...

 

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Clever’s Road - 51: GB0106