The White Seal

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The White Seal (356 Words)

The moon shone bright between a web of clouds. No one visited the island on nights like that, when the sea was a silver mirror. Stories surrounded that patch of rough land that sent shivers around a campfire. And yet there was a fire burning , the barest glow of gold under the dappled sky.

The pirates huddled around their small fire. It had been a successful run, but even so their tempers were muted. Only one of them scorned his companions’ nervous looks and low voices.

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Treasure Trap

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Treasure Trap (198 Words)

Three days, walking through jungle, avoiding the teeth of poisonous snakes. Three days, and they found the big rock.

“This is the seventh rock we’ve found,” muttered Mr. Jones. “Next to the seventh sand pit.”

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