She wouldn't understand. How could she? He didn't understand it himself: why he had to make this thing when he wasn't all that good at carving wood in the first place. He specialized in leatherwork.
What compelled him to take up the chisel? Why did he have to be so secretive about it? Why keep the project from his own wife?
And, when two mysterious customers enter the shop, two worlds would collide. It wouldn't be the first time for that sort of thing, only the first time he got involved in it.
A Glint of Gold is the prequel for the trilogy called "A Frank Adventure," a set of tales that begin with Out of the Forest, move on to Into the Fray, and conclude with Going Home.
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