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EULALIA!
B
Y THE SAME AUTHOR

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Lord Brocktree

Taggerung

Triss

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Rakkety Tam

High Rhulain

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The Angel's Command

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The Great Redwall Feast

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Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales

The Ribbajack

B
RIAN
J
ACQUES
EULALIA!

Illustrated by
D
AVID
E
LLIOT

PHILOMEL BOOKS

PHILOMEL BOOKS
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Copyright © 2007 by The Redwall La Dita Co., Ltd.
Illustrations copyright © 2007 by David Elliot.
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OOKS
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Published simultaneously in Canada.
The text is set in 11/12.5-point Palatino.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Jacques, Brian.
Eulalia! / Brian Jacques; illustrated by David Elliot.
p. cm.
Summary: On his way to invade Redwall Abbey, vicious and tyrannical Captain Vizka Longtooth captures Gorath, the brave young badger whose predicted destiny is to become the next Badger Lord.
[1. Badgers—Fiction. 2. Foxes—Fiction. 3. Animals—Fiction. 4. Fantasy.]
I. Elliot, David, 1952–ill. II. Title.
PZ7.J15317 Eul 2007
[Fic]—dc22
2007060022

ISBN: 978-1-1012-0880-9

First Impression

I
N HONOUR OF
P
ETER
M
C
G
OVERN,
A TRUE FRIEND AND A GREAT MAN

Prologue

Am I not fortunate, sitting in the forge chamber at Salamandastron? The fire is well banked up—I feel its warmth all around me, whilst I gaze out over our western shores at the sea. What an awesome sight, the vast deeps, on a moonlit winter night. Mountainous waves take on a silver sheen, powerful and mysterious as they thunder in from beyond the horizon.

Headlong, they crash in cascades of foaming spray upon the shore. Chuckling darkly over pebbles, and hissing secrets to the silent sands, as they are drawn back into the depths of boundless water. Nature, my friend, beautiful and fearsome, a hypnotic force few can resist. Goodness, how one's mind can wander, merely sitting here looking out from the forge room window. I must get back to writing my Chronicle.

It is a tale of several fates, each with its own destiny. Since I arrived at this mountain, I have set myself a pleasurable duty. From my own recollections, and information gathered from friends, both old and young, I recently put quill to parchment and began this Chronicle. Mayhaps when the story is finally told, my young daughter will enjoy reading it. I hope you will, too, my friend. Well, it starts like this…

BOOK ONE
Longtooth's Prisoner

 
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