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Oct
13
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Arriving to Work
Posted by River Falcon on October 13, 2014 at 5:06am

The following day, James and River left the guesthouse together. It would be the first day at work for River Falcon, in his new role as a reader, and he felt very excited about it all. James had explained that he would visit the docks during his lunchtime and find out a little more about the planned botanical expedition. The two of them walked along the main street in New Babbage together, talking about their plans, then they separated at the...

Oct
12
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Out of the Library
Posted by River Falcon on October 12, 2014 at 7:44am

The soft patter of feminine footsteps approached from behind River.

“Excuse me, Mr. Falcon,” enquired a lady’s voice respectfully, “Did you just say that you could read fluently?”

River took his head from out of his paws and glanced to where the voice had come. He looked and recognised the face of the sad-eyed lady from the children’s section of the library. She placed the pile of children’s books down upon the step beside him...

Oct
11
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Library
Posted by River Falcon on October 11, 2014 at 10:49am

River Falcon could hardly wait for James to finish eating his lunch. He desperately wanted to find his ideal job at the local library. Oh, how River loved to read - the role of librarian sounded just perfect for him

“Don’t be so impatient,” teased James, “You’ve got ants in your pants. You can ‘ardly keep still.”

“I’ll go now,” explained the small clockwork bear, “and leave you to finish your dinner in peace. Hopefully, by this...

Oct
11
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Lunchtime
Posted by River Falcon on October 11, 2014 at 8:59am

Very soon the sound of the one o’clock chimes could be heard over the town of New Babbage. River knew that James would now be making his way home for lunch and so he headed down into the bar area to wait for him there. He held the folded piece of paper carefully in his paw, sat and waited.

After a while, James arrived; he stepped through the main door of the guesthouse and into the bar area. He quickly confirmed his meal from the...

Oct
11
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The Labour Exchange
Posted by River Falcon on October 11, 2014 at 6:07am

Monday morning arrived and the two friends left the bedsit flat together.

It was the start of the working week for James and time for him to return to the park. However, he wanted to be sure that his small friend was able to find the labour exchange safely. He fully wound the clockwork key and then walked his small friend to the door of a grand-looking building.

As he departed from the labour exchange, he pressed something into...

Oct
11
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Back Home
Posted by River Falcon on October 11, 2014 at 4:40am

The route home was certainly quieter and more sombre than their earlier journey into town. The two friends sat together on the tram, deep in thought, wondering what the future might hold for both of them.

By the time that the evening finally arrived, James and River were sitting together on a sofa in front of a coal fire, back in the in the rooftop bedsit home. They sat together and stared into the dancing flames, thinking deeply about...