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.§§.....§.  YOU SEE SOMETHING MOVE IN THE CORNER OF §§.......§
.§§§.....§     YOUR EYE - PROBABLY ONE OF THESE.    §§§.......
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...§§§....            BACKBONE ANIMALS.             ..§§§.....
...§.§§...         CAT-SNAKES, OR SO CALLED.        ..§.§§....
.....§§§..       COMES IN DIFFERENT FLAVOURS.       §...§§§...
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.......§§§ ............... THE MINK ............... .§§...§§§.
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§........§ . MINKS, ALSO CALLED THE SNOW FERRETS, . .§.§§...§§
§§.......§ . MAKE UP THE "WANDERING FOOD SUPPLY"  . ...§§§..§.
§§§....... . USED BY THE SHAMANS AND UNDERLINGS   . ...§.§§...
§.§§......   OF KIRUGU VARGIR. WHEN CALLED UPON,    §....§§§..
..§§§.....   THEY PRESENT THEMSELVES, READY TO BE   §§...§.§§.
..§.§§....   EATEN.                                 .§§....§§§
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§§..§.§§.. .............. THE MARTEN .............. .§.§§....§
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.§§§..§.§§ . THE MARTEN IS THE SNEAKIER ONE HERE, . §..§.§§...
.§.§§...§§ . OFTEN USED FOR SPYING, OR STEALING.  . §§...§§§..
...§§§..§. . IN THE OLDER TALES ABOUT VIDMI,      . §§§..§.§§.
...§.§§...   THESE ARE PROBS THE FERRETS THAT SHE   §.§§...§§§
§....§§§..   WAS SAID TO CONTROL.                   ..§§§..§.§
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.§§....§§§ .............. THE ERMINE .............. ....§§§..§
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.§.§§....§ . THE LUSHER ONE IN THE FAMILY IS THE  . §§....§§§.
...§§§...§ . ERMINE. USED AS BEDWARMERS, OR       . .§§...§.§§
§..§.§§... . HARVESTED FOR THEIR BEAUTIFUL FUR.   . .§§§....§§
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