The meeting with the Druid

 

The meeting with the Druid

The darkness completely envelops the  forest for quite a long time. Jack sees a fire that shines beyond. He approached slowly so as not to be seen. He sees a Druid in front of the burning wood preparing some kind of potion. What Jack does not know is that the Druid is  evil and merciless. He knows that Jack has observed him for some time. This Druid has incredible evil powers.

Suddenly, a lightning pain passes through Jack's body. He does not understand what is happening. He is unable to move his limbs. After a few minutes, the old Druid tells to Jack : "Your body and soul are now part of the oak. You will live as long as the tree will stand. It will be possible for you to speak. However, your voice will be very low.  People will hear you only when they will be very close to the tree.

Jack does not realize what is happening. He does not think to himself. He tries to explain to the evil Druid that he must bring the medicinal herbs to the neighboring village to save a little girl. The malefic Druid laughs. Poor Jack ! I have  invented the whole story. Look very well. I am the old man who asked your help. There is no one to save. I needed a good soul to merge with the wood of this tree. My power is now considerable. Thanks to you Jack. Being insensitive to Jack, the Druid left him in the middle of the forest.

 

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