The Dark Paths of Apprentices

3 months ago Nebby 0

Source: Crataegus Bonsai Blog.

This is an update on the Dark Paths thread initiated in the last post. I overheard a conversation which was quite clearly a conspiracy, though it was in sotto voce and I was likely intended to hear it. My two apprentices, both disgustingly young, were plotting to take my scissors away at the first indication of infirmity, shaking hands, or lowered brain activity. Naturally, I was worried. I asked if they weren’t more concerned about the car keys than the scissors, and got a laugh in reply, ‘We don’t care about the car keys!’ They speak for the trees. My age resting somewhere between 50-100 these days, this is the sort of development that meets with a cautious approval. For their intentions are honorable. But I may need to reach out in years hence to see who’s steel is with mine in case of untimely mutiny. Further bulletins as events warrant.  

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