Chapter One, Escape from the Meadow Party

The first day of summer brought out the denizens of The Thousand Weed Marsh for their annual Summer Meadow party. Food and root ale flowed merrily until all went higgledy-piggledy. The ground shook tremendously at the arrival of the land pirates and all pandemonium ensued. During this confusion Horace Foxton chanced upon Grandfather Mole and with a deft nip and a toss flung the old mole safely upon his back and fled to the only seemingly safe hiding to be had. The dark edges of the Thousand Weed woods…