Journal Entry 11 - Timbercutting

We set sail the next morning, in the newly repaired and christened "Dawn Swallow".

The lads are Leroy (15) and Jenkins (14).

The plan is to sail 18 miles upstream to the inlet where we were before, galleys that raided Riverrun have not been seen sailing back down river and so must still be upstream.

We don't see any shark activity, and the first day and night pass quitely, nothing spotted.

Egert says "It is quiet.. perhaps too quiet..."

At the end of the second day we reach the inlet, Cacafonix is casting detect evil, only a short range but should detect creatures underwater. We moor for the night 70feet off the southern shore, that night also passes ok.

Egert says "It is quiet, I think too quiet..., I don't like their game..."

The next day we entered the inlet, a channel some 60-70 feet wide, We have 2 oars and are able to navigate easily. Still no sign.

Egert continues "I don't like it, it is too quiet." Willie sighs.

Towards the evening we find a side channel with a lagoon, 30 foot each side from the boat, we moor for the night in the middle.

We detect nothing during the night, but in the morning we see vegetation has grown across part of the entrance to the lagoon, partially blocking the way back to the main channel. The vegetation extends from either side of the lagoon. We suspect 2 shambling mounds.

Egert says.. " What foul play had we that we came from thence? My vote is we attack and purge the vermin..." Willie sighs again.

We spring into action. Cacafonix is able to use telekinesis to send the smaller mound away and up 10 feet, then attack the other mound. First Willie and Egert with bows, then as it makes a lunge for Krudd.....

Egert stepping forward, war pick in hand says "Enough is enough, let me end this..."

And then 1, 2 and 3 mighty blows, and the creature retreats into the water.

With Krudd and Thorvald on the oars we make haste out of the lagoon.

Cacafonix sings a ditty, to speed our progress...

I'm a lumberjack
And I'm OK
I sleep all night and I work all day
(He's a lumberjack
And he's OK
He sleeps all night and he works all day)

I cut down trees
I eat my lunch
I go to the lavatry'
On Wednesdays I go shopping
And have buttered scones for tea
(He cuts down trees
He eats his lunch
He goes to the lavatry'
On Wednesdays He goes shopping
And has buttered scones for tea
I cut down trees)

I'm a lumberjack
And I'm OK
I sleep all night and I work all day
I cut down trees
I skip and jump
I like to press wild flowers
I put on women's' clothing and hang around in bars
(He cuts down trees
He skips and jumps
He likes to press wild flowers
He puts on women's' clothing and hang around in bars?)

I'm a lumberjack
And I'm OK
I sleep all night and I work all day
I cut down trees
I wear high heels
Suspendies' and a bra
I wish I'd been a girly
Just like my dear pa-pa
(He cuts down trees
He wears high heels?)
(He's a lumberjack
And he's ok
He sleeps all night and he works all day)

Back to The Mosquito Coast.

Stupid things we've overheard...

We open the door, throw in the dwarf, quickly shut the door, and wait for the screaming to stop. Then we open the door again. What do we see?... Dwarves? How many? Do they look upset?

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