Here is a sneak preview chapter in my eBook I wrote called Adventure to Faith River. I hope you enjoy. Thank you for viewing. If interested in purchasing go to this link https://www.rejoicewithin.com/store/p54/Adventure_to_Faith_River_Novel.html
The flocks of mallards with Stan in the lead came to a marsh, “We will camp here tonight!” Angie was still disappointed about leaving Willow River but she kept praying as she and her sons touch the cool water it felt so good on her wings, they been flying non-stop the whole day. Stan did not want to stop, fearing the first frost, he has shortened the breaks to just 10 minutes and back up into the sky again.
“Mommy, I am so tired!” Ben laid his head on her mother. “Relax, sweetie!” Angie looked around at all the mallards when suddenly she could not find her Jason, giving out a quiet quack, “Come on Ben we must find you brother.” Angie turned the corner behind some cattails and reeds; there was her son, flirting with a female mallard.
Angie smiled to herself, but something was wrong the female was not moving, “Angie screamed at the top of her lungs, “JASON!” Out of nowhere came Buttercup she covered Jason with her wings as bullets shot at her as she protected Jason, suddenly Buttercup’s body went lifeless.
Little Ben watched his mother turn into a golden light circling Buttercup, quickly Jason flew from under her, like something protecting her as she picks up Jason as bullets started to fly. Angie, Ben and Jason soared high into the clouds. Angie looked back with tears in her eyes as half of her friends where being slaughtered and hung on poles. One hunter held up Stan the lead bird carcass, “Hey, I want this one stuff and hung on my wall, I will send it to taxidermy tonight…the guy at work will be surprise, it’s a beauty.”
She could not look anymore when she saw Jerry the strong drake of the group being carried away by a big hunting dog. Jason almost hit a tree with a big poster saying, “DUCK HUNTING SEASON HAS STARTED!” Finally landing in remote woods, Jason was uttering soft reedy notes uncontrollably.
“Mother, I’m so sorry, you saved my life, I didn’t know, I just didn’t know she was the enemy, she was so pretty all painted up. I just didn’t know.”
Mother gave Jason a big feather down hug. “I should have warned you, ducklings, we must be extra careful now, and we are being hunted. The hunters will try anything to get us from whistles that sound like us, wooden mallards that look like us, netting and last placing food out to catch us. We must be on guard until duck hunting season is over and that sometimes goes right into winter.”
Jason wiped away his tears with his feathers. “Mother is it safe now?” Mother looked around with alarm, “Little Ducklings we are not safe, until we get to Faith River, it’s the only place protected for our kind! Until we get to Faith River we must pray for God for guidance and lots of courage to never give up.”
Ben will never forget the way his mother looked when his mother saved Jason by the grace of God saving his mother and brother. Quietly he said a pray of thanksgiving.
Thank you for reading. If interested in purchasing Adventure to Faith River go to this link. https://www.rejoicewithin.com/store/p54/Adventure_to_Faith_River_Novel.html
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