“It’s a good thing that the general is our target.” The squirrel said to eric. “Why is that?” asked eric, and the squirrel replied: “Because he deserves to die!” eric looked at the squirrel with a ‘What a horrible thing to say!’ look. The squirrel ran up to eric’s shoulder and talked straight into his left ear: “They say the general enslaves children, imprisoning them eternally underneath this very castle.” Then the squirrel grabbed a hold of eric’s ear and whispered in it: “Some say, if you are quite at night, and listen really carefully, you can hear their cries.” ‘KNOCK!’ ‘KNOCK!’ their conversation was interrupted with a man barging in after knocking the door only twice. “Who were you speaking to?” the man asked.

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