While she paced the shore, mulling and reluctant to reapply her clothes, she spotted a silver flash dart among the rocks at the bottom of the lake.

Fish, brilliant!

It took some rigging, but she managed a cloth net from her unwanted clothing. The only thing left when she was done was her grubby shirt. A few pieces of dried fruit served as bait. It was the last of her scarce provisions, but it netted her three fat fish. She was elated. Eaglette had no way to cook her dinner, but the fresh fish flesh was succulent, even raw.

She gobbled all three fish, leaving a pile of guts, bones, and scales. When she was done, she settled back against the smooth stones. Her eyes were heavy, and her belly full. It wasn’t long before she fell into a deep sleep.

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