Copyright 2002 by Leah Cutter
This version published by Knotted Road Press
Originally published by Talebones Magazine #16
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Once upon a time, in a far away kingdom, there lived a fierce king named Dhumraksha.
Every year, at the end of the rainy season, Raja Dhumraksha took his archers, his war elephants, and his sharpest sword, and raided the Northern barbarians.