you. They only come here once in a while. Trust me. This is the best way to become the
I’d been coming to the Renaissance Faire Village and Marketplace since I was in college. It
was my favorite place to be. Everything was different here. When I walked the cobblestone
streets, I was walking them with Galileo, wild horseman, Robin Hood and the monks from the
Order of the Sheaf. It was exciting. When I went home to the University of South Carolina in
Columbia, I was just existing.
Great! Now we’d never see what was in the chest.
Grigg winked at me. I knew he had a plan because he doesn’t like me that way.
It was still another twenty minutes before the chest was free of the sand and grass that held
it in the hill. By then, Grigg and I were both sweating. Chase sat back watching us but didn’t
offer to help.
Grigg didn’t care. He wrapped his hands and arms around it and heaved, pulling the cover
off and squinting inside. “What is that?” he asked in a non-Grigg-the-pirate voice.