This is it, the final version of . . .
Out of the Swamp!
The General pored over the map. He was not pleased with what he saw. "It is the only passage through these mountains within a hundred miles. It must be taken and held! But how?" There was a sound like that the Snake that whispered into Eve's ear might have made. The Demon was speaking. " . . . might be done, if the ancient magic is still there . . . " The General signed for it to continue. The Demon pointed to several locations within the area of the passage. "These were the Places of Power upon which the original Guardians of Valhalla stood, before the existing stone was ever quarried. It was known that, with as few as five, they could defeat any attacking army, no matter how large, while standing on them, just by 'wishing' them away." He paused, then said, "It was known, also, that there were two lesser Places, which gave the Guardians