Guerrillas in the Glen
Gordon Stearns

Chapter 9
Hyde Makes War
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Triumphantly they hiked with their treasures to the special rock where the water boiled. They danced wildly on the rock's smooth surface, shedding the tensions of the day. Later they feasted on their victory banquet, concluding with the delicious orange and melon.

Afterwards, Hyde lay contentedly on a bed of soft moss, gazing upwards at the fingers of darkness touching the high trees and at the starshine glinting frostily in the heavens. The moon rose majestically over the wooded glen, bathing it in pale light.
"I make up a new poem," Hyde confided. "Would you like to hear my poem?"
"Hmmm-HMMM!" responded Figan.
Hyde cleared his throat and carefully recited:

"The moon is a melon
It orange and it nice
I think I just reach up
And take a big slice."

"That's a fine poem, Hyde," complimented Figan. "Your poems are getting better all the time."
" So are we," boasted Hyde. "We will beat those humans again and again, for we are the guerrillas in the glen."

Even as Hyde babbled on about future victories, Figan could not rid himself of the nagging doubt that victory was impossible. Today might have been their greatest triumph. Figan knew the humans would be back and they would bring bigger machines.

To be Continued!

For Hyde a battle is won!
Figan knows the war continues...but in whose favor?

Check back next month to read up on what our simian heroes will confront in Chapter 10 of Guerrillas in the Glen, shown exclusively in The Fable Library!

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