ISLAND IN THE SAND

Part XII

  The draw of the storage room was so magnetic and great that Star could not stop herself from surging forward, down the extended steps and into the near end of the giant cavern. “Wren, go and get the kids,” Star ordered, the idea of having left in the care of a machine havin…

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