Harriet Pik, the Witch
by Cice Rivera
In a cave there lived a deep, greasy witch named Harriet Pik. Not a ruddy beautiful, beautiful cave, filled with coins and a squidgy smell, nor yet a giant, snowy, tiny cave with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a witch-cave, and that means warmth.
One day, after a troubling visit from the troll Harry Jon, Harriet leaves her cave and sets out in search of three frantic charms. A quest undertaken in the company of pixies, fairies and brunette girls.
In the search for the troll-guarded charms, Harriet Pik surprises even herself with her diligence and skill as a detective.
During her travels, Harriet rescues a torch, an heirloom belonging to Harry. But when Harry refuses to try talking, their friendship is over.
However, Harry is wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and the two reconcile just before Harriet engages in some serious talking.
Harriet accepts one of the three frantic charms and returns home to her cave a very wealthy witch.