Temple of the First Fox

Darkness, the only light that shown through were bright stings of sunlight from a few carefully placed holes along the edge of the ceiling and walls. The lights crossed the center of the carpet path, illuminating the low hanging weave of sheets and cloths draped over tiny poles along the ceiling. The walls at the outstretched corners of the path were decorated here and there by small, yet ornate, object of rare metal; each one a unique shape and design no larger than a human’s head, partially obscured at all times by either cloth or stone outcrop. At the end of the path, on tiny altar, was a simple wood carving of a fox whose tail curved round front and produced a subtle smoking incense. Behind the tiny statue was a transparent tapestry of water colour design of a full moon in shimmering glory.

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