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.~»====**@                                          @**====»~.
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.~»==*§@##                                          ##@§*==»~.
.~»==**§§@                                          @§§**==»~.
.~»==*§@@@     .. ferrets                           @@@§*==»~.
..~~»=***@                                          @***=»~~..
.~»==*§### ...~~~»====***§@@@####@@@§***====»~~~... ###§*==»~.
.~»==*§@##                                          ##@§*==»~.
...~»=***§ you see something move in the corner of  §***=»~...
...»=====§    your eye - probably one of these.     §=====»...
.~»==*§@##                                          ##@§*==»~.
.~»==*§@##            backbone animals.             ##@§*==»~.
.~»==*§@##         cat-snakes, or so called.        ##@§*==»~.
.....»=*@#       comes in different flavours.       #@*=».....
.....~===§                                          §===~.....
.~»==*§@## ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ the mink ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ##@§*==»~.
...~»»=*@@ ~                                      ~ @@*=»»~...
....~~==§@ ~ 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.                                 #§§§*==»~.
.~»==*§@##                                          ##@§*==»~.
.~»==*§@## ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ the marten ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ##@§*==»~.
..~~»====§ ~                                      ~ §====»~~..
.~»==*§@## ~ 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.                   §§***==»~.
.~»==*§@@#                                          #@@§*==»~.
.~»==*§@## ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ the ermine ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ##@§*==»~.
.~»==*§@## ~                                      ~ ##@§*==»~.
.~~»»»=**§ ~ the lusher one in the family is the  ~ §**=»»»~~.
..~~»==*@@ . ermine. used as bedwarmers, or       . @@*==»~~..
...»»=**@# . harvested for their beautiful fur.   . #@**=»»...
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.~»==*§@@#                                          #@@§*==»~.
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.~»==*§###                                          ###§*==»~.