“Look up,” said Julius as Ella sat boredly in the cart. Although she had only been awake for a few hours, her mind was churning out fragments of ideas. She was in the beginning of devising a plan that was both simple and ingenious. So far, the following was her plan:
Step 1 - accidentally “knock” the sacks over
Step 2 - help pick up the pieces
Step 3 - see what else is inside
Step 4 - MISSION COMPLETE
Of course, her current plan had a few holes in it.
Ella lifted her head and looked around but she saw nothing out of the normal, only grass. Boring grass.
She twisted her head so she was looking at the horse's tail swishing back and forth and saw a small wooden sign pointing to the left. Crudely carved into the sign were the words: Valley of Stones. To the right, the path seemed to extend towards a lake in the distance.