The House of Skulls and other stories
Copyright Gavin Chappell 2011
Published by Schlock! Publishing at Smashwords
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WHEN THE LIFE-GIVER DIES
1 The Mysterious Valley
The tattooed man fled through the mist.
Behind him, appearing occasionally through the swirling curtain of fog, were the dim shapes of his pursuers. Their shouts and calls echoed through the low-lying clouds, muffled but ever-present indications of pursuit.