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In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold.

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The Fifty Year Sword
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So much love
March 1st, 2015
I find this story lovely to read again and again. Feels and reads like a modern fairy tale. The string work is a beautiful way to illustrate a book about a tale.
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