Moments later, the small foxes had been dragged into a small, wet cave where they were bound by ropes. On guard stood several unpleasant looking crows, led by wolverines with shaggy fur and blunt claws. As time moved on, the crows became restless and wolverines more inpatient. The moment the sound of the wolverine’s snores filled the cave, the crow left the foxes to search for food. They flapped through the tunnel gossiping and laughing.
“ By my great grandpa’s bushy tail,” muttered Rook, tugging at the tight cords that bound him. “ If we reach Lightning bolt we can free ourselves!” After a while he stopped wriggling. While they lay in the dark thinking of how to get free, Rook heard a noise. Wren gave a little yell as a wolf’s snout popped out of a hole.
“Shush now,” said the Wolf. “ We don’t want the Cavian hearing us do we?” With a swipe of his claws, the ropes fell apart and the little foxes followed the wolf, who was called Avary, into the tunnel that had appeared. There were other wolves, badgers and even some moles blinking at the light that came from the Cavian’s hideout. “We must get to the surface before the flood,” whispered Avary. “We’ve planned a little surprise for our buddy Sith. Everyone has been digging and scratching. We’ve dirtied the waterfall and are going to channel it down into the cave.”
“I wonder if Sith can actually swim,” giggled another wolf and everyone started to laugh. The group of animals led the foxes through the tunnel. Slowly, they made their way through, stopping every now and then while a badger or mole ate a sad looking worm.
Finally, they made their way to sunlight and stood still to adjust their eyes to the sun. In the distance they could see the cut steep hills.“ Look,“ said Jackdaw. “ That’s where we’ll be the most safe.
”At that moment grass and turf from the hills sprayed everywhere. At the same time the waterfall had finally been directed towards the gorm camp. Water splashed everywhere right where the cavian were. Unsuspecting an attack.
Moments later the gushing water met the hills. The hillside began to shake and animals began to bolt towards the field below. There were horses, polecats, squirrels, voles, stoats, rabbits, badgers, adders and wildcats alongside the little band of foxes who had wisely hitched a ride on a red deer with giant horns that curved into sharp spikes.
Once everyone was far away from the hillside a few soggy looking Cavin streaked back towards their cave. The animals laughed, sang, whistled and hooted. Eagles, buzzards and ravens swooped down to pester the wolverines in great pleasure. Then suddenly the sun was blocked by something enormously large. Rook looked up and finally realised what it was. A crystal dragon! As the shimmering dragon landed with a thud. The crystal dragon gave a nod and the three foxes clambered on ,led by Wren who was the most excited of all. Slowly, they took off, soaring through the air as they clung on tightly. Rook sighed “ what an adventure we have had.” As he looked over the darkening plane.