Chapter Ten

And so it was for many years, in this little township named Montrose, in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, Australia, until one sad and sorrowful day......

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One Saturday morning, some children entered the forest,
accompanied by a man who did not seem to care
that his children were about to destroy these beautiful little toadstools
which were enjoyed daily by so many other forest wanderers.
They took sticks, and shouted and smashed the little red creatures
until they were all lying in pieces,
and then walked away, with the man and their dog,
oblivious to the sadness which their actions had caused to those who followed.

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......... Chapter Eleven

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