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Gronk and the Shiny Gold Hat

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Little pink men ask how Gronk come to wear shiny gold hat.

Gronk tell.

Gronk tribe once had many men. Many women for mating. Then, Gronk's tribe do what Boss call "implode." Boss use big words. Not of Gronk's tribe. Boss from pink men's tribe. Find Gronk smashing sheep with rock, tell Gronk, "Shatter their gates. Kill their knights. Help me seize the crown."

Gronk understand 'smash' and 'kill.'

Boss promise Gronk many mates. Big hills with many rocks to smash. Much food. Gronk bored smashing sheep, so, Gronk agree.

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The Monster Hunter

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The man in the black cloak came in from the forest. I did not know then he was a monster hunter, though I did have a familiar dread in my stomach. I wish now that I had asked him from whence he came, for his voice was pleasant on my ears.

He asked for food and warmth for the night. I hadn’t a guest since the lost days when my children brought in friends from the village, but I still remembered the laws of hospitality.

The man smiled. “I expected to find nothing in the middle of a woods; what you can offer is far better than a bed of dirt.”

I nodded; it was true. I had slept many nights beneath those trees.

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