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Froggy No Tale: Old Smithy Inn (Coins & Stones)

At the inn Froggy as he thought he might met the wise old Moley.. The inn stood solitary from the other surrounding town houses and arose like a twisted out of place pagoda and at least four levels high, At every level tiny lit lanterns shone brightly from each of its many small sunken round windows.

Moley sat at his usual drinking table and sighed as he spied Froggy at the entrance, then spoke to him loudly ‘Froggy before you ask the coins I gave you were enough to pay the vendor, as I hoped you would’. Froggy somewhat disappointed at Moley but not surprised seated himself next to him and thought to himself he had no intention on paying the vendor. Froggy would in his mind have to play a few shadowy slight of hand tricks on the vendor.

Moley smiled and looked knowingly at Froggy. Moley spoke with warning, ‘what you do next Froggy is up to you but don’t be surprised if all does not go to plan’. Froggy stayed al little while longer then bid his leave but as he did so he picked up a few polished stones outside of the entrance and then began to giggle…..

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