Sep 15, 2019 2:14 PM
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"All right," says Victor. "Well, let's see."

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Ron takes one and "Bleaaargh - see? Sprouts."

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"I got toast."

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"Almond," concludes Victor of his brown-flecked white bean. "That's interesting. I like these."

He tries another one. "I don't recognize that flavour."

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"This one's grass."

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"Chocolate!"

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Another one. "...coffee, I think."

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That goes on for a bit while the countryside flying past the window becomes wilder, the neat fields replaced by woods, twisting rivers, and dark green hills.

There's a knock on the door of their compartment and a round-faced boy comes in, looking tearful. "Sorry," he says, "but have you seen a toad at all?"

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Victor shakes his head. "I'm sorry, I haven't. Did you lose one?"

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He wails. "Yes! He keeps getting away from me!"

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"I could help you look," he offers.

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"Yeah, I'll go, too, more eyes is better."

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He rubs his eyes with his sleeves. "Thanks. I'm Neville."

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"I'm Victor."

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"Dayo."

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"Ron," he says, then mumbles something unintelligible, but decides to get up and help, too.

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"Where do we look? I've been going to all compartments," he says, and sniffles a bit.

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"Let's start at the back of the train and go forward," Victor suggests.

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"Okay."

Back-of-the-trainwards they go!

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Muninn perches on Victor's shoulder and watches and listens for stray toads.

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Stray toads seem hard to come by. Neville is increasingly distressed.

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If that toad is on this train, Victor is determined to find it.

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Well, before he finds a toad he will find that one of the compartments contains a certain pale-haired boy, sitting across two rather larger ones. He blinks at the four of them, slowly. "Was it true? You're really Victor Evans?" he asks before anything.

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"Yes."

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