It was nearly sunset by the time the knight reached the old ringfort. . He’d heard the moss-covered ruins were a hideout for outlaws, and he was there to bring an end to their raids.
He searched in the lengthening shadows, but could find no trace of the supposed bandits. By the time he was finished, the sky was dark and the first stars had appeared.
He went to make his leave, but could find no exit in the earthen walls. He turned back and heard music and laughter coming from the main hall. He went in and joined the feast.

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