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The ramshackle building was a hide designed to let birdwatchers stay out of sight while they watched for birds and animals who came to fish or drink at the small lake nearby. It was quite dark inside the hide, mostly because the windows were just narrow slits, so the birdwatchers couldn’t be seen by the wildlife.

Glad to be out of the rain, and feeling at least a little safer, they collapsed onto a wooden bench, panting.

Gouille Marion,” read Caed, pointing to the old, carved sign on the wall. “I wonder what that means?”

“I don’t know,” said Marley, as she turned to get her backpack from the floor, “But, wait a minute, what’s this here?” pointing to something pinned to the wall.

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