Wing-Feather Fables: Oracle
Oh, this one is sad. It will make you cry, for the fragility of life and our dreams and how precious it all really is.
Mathilda was used to solitude. Prophets had been famous, once. Supplicants flocked to the Oracle at Delphi, loaded down with tribute. The sibyls were a magnet, with their lovely skin and robes. Even then, though, Mahtilda was excluded. The other oracles were flesh and bone, human, mortal. They were god-channels, speaking riddles to their priests…
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