Finally, they were ready to go.
That evening, a message arrived describing that the Gorm were only a couple of miles away from the calm Steep water warren. Nobody would be safe with them around. The old warrens walls had been carefully made many Bramblemas days ago although they looked strong they were not. Its tunnels would never survive an attack from the evil Gorm.
So it was that the three little lop-eared rabbits, Pipkin, Pasco and baby Prue left home. Their journey would take some time just to get to safety, first they have to pass through the Dark water forest, then cross over the fiery hills until they reach the rock caves of Splinter Holm. Even the Gorm could not enter that mighty warren. Once the rabbits reach their destination, they would be save from the Gorm. Other rabbits had chosen to go elsewhere but Pipkin’s mother had told them strictly to go to Splinter Holm and had given them an antique map to lead the way. Unfortunately, their mother was to old to travel so she stayed and hid in the forest.
Gripping the map tightly, the terrified little rabbits stumbled through the Dark Water forest. The trees towered over them making them feel like mice. Dangerously, Pipkin took the lead. Pulling his winter coat closer to trap the misty and frosty air from taking the warmth from under his coat. Wherever he looked he imagined to see the sharp blood red eyes of a hungry wolf ready to leap.
Stumbling behind Pipkin, Pasco and baby Prue wearily tried to catch up with their older brother. Pasco tried to make it fun for Prue until she could feel the poor baby shivering. As the beautiful sun started to set Pipkin and Pasco went to find some logs to make a shelter for the night. After a while, they got back a build a small tee-pee next to an old oak tree. Soon they were finished and settled down inside the tee-pee so they could have some of the food their mother packed then they hade a well deserved rest, as Pipkin fell asleep his mind filled with dreams of what Splinter Holm would be like and would they ever even reach it…?