The roads of the Duchy are filled with soldiers on the monthly change-over. Some are returning to the land - their produce ripe and waiting in the Sommer air. Some, heading in the opposite direction , from agriculture to armed service. The night is filled with songs and greetings as the men pass each other upon the roads.
Less conspicuous are a couple making their way down to the docks. Alisona and her beau have finally begun their new life together. The boat waits and New Tradgardland is but a voyage away. She has left a brief note for her father the Duke- he will get it come morning..........
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