Wilfred, the Berengar’s head donkey watched as Jeptha and Caydon walked south and shook his head. Brother would not like this. He kicked his pen but no one listened.
Grumpet the goose had a bad rap for being the meanest bird in Northwich. She was just a little misunderstood. Her one good eye was always alert for trouble and someone needed to keep the other birds in line.
Standing head and shoulders over the rest, Grumpet knew something was wrong when Caydon left with the Beast but no one cared about her opinion. A raven’s kraa could be heard in the distance.