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By Sue Owen
Josh, Digger and Meri were rudely ported out of their time and far into the future by the Wizard of Time. King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur, is missing from its timeline. Without the sword in its proper place in history, everything from that point forward could change. Josh and his new found friends must find a way to return the sword to Arthur that won’t upset the timeline. However, the Bard’s have other plans. They want to rule time. They would do anything to stop the return of the sword. Is it murder to eliminate a timeline so that person was never born?
Have you ever wondered what happened to the things that made history "history"? Where did Paul Revere’s lantern go when someone took it out of the window the morning after? Or the flag that George Washington held crossing the Delaware? Did he even have a flag? What would have happened had those items never been there in the first place???
The adventure begins with three people being ripped from their time and plopped down in 5100. The Wizard has discovered that someone has been stealing history. He needs someone to steal it back and replace it before its missed and messes with the future timelines. The trick is finding the right way to return history and not let anyone know things aren’t the way they were supposed to be.
Oh and yeah. There’s the little matter of the people wanting to stop them. And not caring if that is a permanent stop or not.
By now, the mist that had covered the surface was gone. Just as Josh was beginning to wonder if something happened to Meri he heard shouting from his left. He turned and saw Meri running along the shore, tears streaked her face.
“Josh, oh Josh, did you see that? Did you see?” She was screaming and crying as she ran towards him. “I did. You were amazing, Meri!” He grabbed her up and swung her around then, putting her on her feet again he gave her a big hug. He was telling her how well it went, how great she was, how amazing it was, and, after a few seconds it got through to him what she was saying.
He stopped talking, “what do you mean it wasn’t you?”
He dropped his hands from her waist, stunned.
“I mean, it wasn’t me. I never made it in the water.” Josh looked at her now and saw she was in the white dress but that it was perfectly dry. He reached out his hand and felt the material again just to be sure.
“I don’t understand.” He said slowly, his brain just not kicking in to what that meant that it wasn’t her. “What do you meant it wasn’t you?” he asked again but was beginning to comprehend the answer.
“It wasn’t me.” Meri took Josh by the shoulders and shook him slightly.
“It wasn’t you.” Josh said slowly.
“Oh my gosh it wasn’t you,” he said very, very quietly. Understanding was finally beginning to filter through into his brain.
“Then who …” he abruptly sat down.
Finally it dawned on him that the Lady in the Lake he saw was really the real Lady in the Lake. He never believed in ghosts, apparitions or anything of that kind of garbage. Now, right before his eyes, he had seen a real ghost or whatever she was. He was really and truly beginning to freak out.