Swamped Chapter 26 Page 27

You try dropping another twig, but the lizard seems to be more alert now. It scrambles out of the way, and… further up into the tree.

Right towards you.

Well, that wasn’t what you wanted, but maybe you can make the most of this. As the lizard approaches, you grab it and fling it towards the bees.

Chaos ensues. The lizard clings to its new home, but the bees are driven into a frenzy as they smell the blood dripping from its cut. They fly around wildly, putting the soldiers on edge.

“Flies! Everyone get your masks on!”

“Those aren’t flies, they’re too small! I think they’re bees!”

“Bees in the swamp? Never heard of such a thing! And I’m not taking chances!”

Unfortunately, in spite of the panic around them, the guards at the fortress door are still standing at their posts. Whether it’s out of duty or just an inability to think of anything else to do in the crisis, you can’t say.

On the bright side, you’ve caused enough of a distraction that you can get closer to the door with little trouble. It’s just that final step of getting through it that’s a problem.

So how are you going to do that?

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