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Precious Things - Joe's Story (part 9 of 9)

Joe's feeling must have been apparent on his face. He felt a hand on his shoulder. "She's fine." Joe stood up and found himself looking down into the tired face and confident eyes of a mother who had ...

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Precious Things - Joe's Story (part 8 of 9)

So that had been then. But now, here they were, late afternoon a few miles south of Velia and Finny was feeling sick, and Joe didn't know what to do about it... and then she threw up.

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Precious Things - Joe's Story (part 7 of 9)

About an hour later Joe heard, and then felt Finny climb onto the seat beside him. The night was cold so Joe held the reins with one hand while he made sure she was tucked in warmly beside him under t...

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Precious Things - Joe's Story (part 6 of 9)

It took them six weeks to reach the little coastal village of Velia. In that time, Joe taught Finny many things. They were the useful things like cooking, looking after the horses, preparing camp, col...

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Precious Things - Joe's Story (part 5 of 9)

Joe saw the smoke half a mile before the farm came into view. As the wagon ambled down the lane and towards where a rutted path branched off towards the buildings,

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Precious Things - Joe's Story (part 4 of 9)

Joe jumped down to the grassy bank of the river and then turned back with his arms raised. The four-year-old allowed herself to be lifted down and followed Joe the few yards to where the cooking fire ...

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Precious Things - Joe's Story (part 3 of 9)

The long ginger braids danced as the girl shook her head furiously, making Joe finally risk a smile. "No, nor do I," Joe leaned forward so that his face was very close to Ophelia's. "Are you scared of...

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Precious Things - Joe's Story (part 2 of 9)

Joe drove through the night in silence, lost in his own thoughts. To be honest, he was starting to regret his decision. Even this far away from his home continent people had heard of that kidnapping.

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Precious Things - Joe's Story (part 1 of 9)

So here is the same story, but from Joe's PoV.

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Precious Things - Finny's Story (part 8 of 8)

Three years later, Finny does not remember much of that night. She had drifted in and out of consciousness and has vague recollections of being gently rocked on Joe's lap,

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