The invisible friend

–Here! We’re by the same palm tree for the third time! We’re going round in circles my friends! Gaspar, take out the royal map, if you please.                                                      

–Don’t make me take it out again, Melcior. The royal compass is enough. The problem is, you don’t listen to me!                                                                                                                    

–I told you this morning, today is not a good day for travelling: the sky is completely clouded over and we’ve no chance of seeing any stars… –added Baltassar looking up with the royal umbrella hanging from his arm.

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