Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Redwall-Riddle #1

This is the first riddle that the ancient and learned one and Matthias are confronted with. The inscription was found where the image of Martin the Warrior used to be. This likeness in a form on a tapestry was recently stolen by one of Cluny’s emissaries the Shadow.

The poem and riddle, once unraveled, will open a secret entrance under the steps of the Abbey that will lead to the internment site of the warrior and other riddles.

‘Who says that I am dead
Knows naught at all.
I – am that is,
Two mice within Redwall.
The Warrior sleeps
“Twixt Hall and Cavern Hole.
I – am that is,
Take on my mighty role.
Look for the sword
In moonlight streaming forth,
At night, when day’s first hour
Reflects the North.
From o’er the threshold
Seek and you will see;
I – am that is,
My sword will wield for me.’”

Redwall, page 128

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