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Escaping insincere condolences, Calandra wanders far from home and comes across a spring. Losing her golden ball in the spring she fears it's lost forever. A frog fetches it for her in exchange for a promise she's forced to keep.
This story was written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.
Avril Sabine is an Australian author who lives on acreage in South East Queensland. She writes mostly young adult and children's speculative fiction, but has been known to dabble in other genres. She has been writing since she was a young child and wanted to be an author the moment she realised someone wrote the books she loved to read.