- Markshire PCs:
We was down in the cave the week before, so we already knew where the bug was. Only took a few minutes ta get to it. Nobody got lost or nothinâ€™. Mayhap Port. Seems heâ€™s always lagginâ€™ behind. Well, I suppose its hard ta writ and walk at the same time, and he seems ta be always writinâ€™.
Everyone knows a man canâ€™t do two things at the same time anyways. Sometimes they ainâ€™t so good at doinâ€™ even one thing at a time! But Port caught up to us event . . . eventu . . . uh, right quick.
Well, there it was! Right in front oâ€™ us! The colossal bug! I mean, really big, ya know? The mother oâ€™ all bugs it was! Munchinâ€™ away on the roots oâ€™ Frankâ€™s damm tree, payinâ€™ no attention ta us whatsoever!
We crept as close as we could to it, then some oâ€™ us started heavinâ€™ the acid bombs, and others what had bows, let loose with a hail oâ€™ acid arrows! Before long, the bug didnâ€™t look much like a bug no more! It looked ta me, like a gigantic porcupine with quills stickinâ€™ out from all over it!
And the bombs and arrows was havinâ€™ an effect on it too! Makinâ€™ it sick they was! Did ya know a bug makes a noise when its dyinâ€™? At least the really big ones do. Kinda like a cross between a moan and a sob. I guess the little ones also moans and sobs when theyâ€™s dyinâ€™ or hurt. Mayhap they screams too, when they looks up and sees a big boot cominâ€™ down on â€˜em ta squish â€˜em dead.
Theyâ€™s way too small ta hear though I guess. Mayhap youâ€™d hear a tiny squeek or somethinâ€™ if ya got yer ear down close enough to it. But I donâ€™t know how youâ€™d go about stepinâ€™ on it if ya had yer ear so close ta the ground, ya know? Anyways, we killed the bug, and that was that.
I ainâ€™t felt too good about killinâ€™ a thing what just stood there and let me kill it. Didnâ€™t seem right somehow. Iâ€™m used ta something whackinâ€™ right back at me when Iâ€™m tryinâ€™ ta kill it. But it ainâ€™t seemed ta bother no one else, so I kept me mouth shut â€˜bout that.
Savinâ€™ Franklinâ€™s tree oâ€™ shaftinâ€™ kinda balanced it all out fer me.
I guess the bug was just a victim oâ€™ cir . . . circum . . . well, the bug just happened ta be in the wrong place at the wrong time ya know?