The Tale of Orual Jenkins

The Tale of Orual Jenkins

An allegory by Jacqueline Dotzenrod

Chapter One

Orual Jenkins is the first-born daughter of Leroy and Maria Jenkins. After briefly pursuing a career in adventuring, Leroy was forced into retirement by his adventuring comrades who were sick of his antics, often leading them all into situations leading to certain death.

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Orual Jenkins

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The Guardians

Prologue

The first time it happened is as clear to her today as if it had happened just a moment ago.

Guardian Angel by Pietro da Cortona, 1656

Guardian Angel by Pietro da Cortona, 1656

She remembers running through the grass. It must have been early morning because the dew still clung to the blades. It felt like little angel kisses on her bare feet. As she was walking along the tree row, she startled a mother morning dove tending her chicks. She heard the rustling of the dove’s wings and turned her head.

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