Need for a Gift

                              A Need for What?!

You tell the lady about the need for a gift.

“Yep, that’s Herbert all over,” she says while not looking up, “He always wants something of value….”

     “His name is Herbert?”

        “Yeah, a former park ranger, something happened to him or something when he first ventured into the Cobweb Forest: now he’s so enamoured with those dancing lights he’s literally rooted himself to that spot! Legend has it that Herbert guarded something of great value right before he started guarding the Cobweb Forest,” replies the lady. “Why he would want the Jewel is beyond my knowledge: he already owns something just as valuable….”

       “May I bring the Jewel back to Herbert?” you ask. “He said he would give something of value in return.”

        The lady stops tending the campfire at this and looks at you behind her veil. “Why didn’t you say so? If it will make him let go of whatever it is he guards, then sure! Just be sure to come back and let me see what he’s been guarding all that time….But you still must choose among three keys that rest in my campfire; the Jewel is attatched to all sorts of traps and a key will get you on your way!”

       The lady shows you her fire that she has been tending. Within the flames of the campfire are three keys dangling on red-hot metal wire; the keys themselves are gold and do not heat as easily. There are no markings on any of the keys except for numbers 1, 2, and 3. Otherwise there is nothing special about them: if there is no hint on which one to take, then you must guess………

* **This is the crossroads where paths are woven,
Now is the place of a road newly chosen. **

*Choose Key #1

*Choose Key #2

*Choose Key #3


Author: Isaac Craft

My name is Isaac Craft. I've got a bachelors in Mass Communications, an Associates in Graphic Design, and I'm an aspiring novelist.

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