This story was inspired by watching my then one-year-old playing at the library. It was given to various family members as a christmas present, and was well recieved. The characters involved, mainly the married couple, are characters from my others works in the Ecadian Chronicles series, published through Publish America (regrettably). There are some known issues. I use the term Romans. They look and act like earth Romans. This is because I am borrowing the opinion of some channelers that most Earth culture, especially caucasian culture, originated elsewhere in the galaxy, and many different planets have similar traits. Whether or not I actually believe this, I thought it was really interesting. Secondly, I know the halfling's accent is nearly indeciferable. My husband has the same problem. I refer you to Mark Twain, and many of his novels with southern characters, and to Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men. Just deal with it or stop reading.