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The Moss from the Chimera's Cave

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5
Categories: Fantasy

Author

Maggie
Murphy

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 36, Num 4, Jan 2009

Story Summary

Harvests had been scanty since the Chimera had moved into the kingdom. Luckily a local wizard knew that the moss from the Chimera's cave was enchanted and would return crops to normal. But many luckless knights had failed to defeat the Chimera. When the wizard suggested that Will, an orphaned kitchen boy, should try for the reward, Will thought it impossible. But with a clever mind and a kind heart, he befriends the Chimera and walks away with the priceless moss.