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Short story excerpt - Drwarven Song, "The Lady's Prize"

I had to stretch myself as a writer for this one. I'm no musician but I wanted to create a song for the dwarven miners to sing as they marched together into the depths of the mountain each day. I hope you enjoy.


A simple, rhythmic song from hundreds of baritone throats filled the otherwise solemn morning. Their feet and hammers kept the beat as they sang, as they did every day, The Lady's Prize.

Thump, thump, thump, thump

Rise, rise, ye hearty folk

Rise, rise, and bear the yoke!

Thump, thump, thump, thump

Down, down, into the deep

Where diamonds hide and demons sleep!

Thump, thump, thump, thump 

Our arms are strong and ne'r slack!

For king and land we break our back

Thump, thump, thump, thump

We hack the mountain down to size

In yearning search for the Lady's Prize!


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