The Time Traveling Healer
Episode Five
By: Jim Bates

The story so far:

Episode One

After failing to help fight the worldwide Covid-19 epidemic, Mahdi finds himself given another chance, this time against a pandemic sweeping the land of Anon and killing its unicorns.

Episode Two Unable to help his daughter's sick unicorn, the old farmer Ankar is startled by the approach of a stranger.

Episode Three

Ankar realizes that the stranger is no one to fear.

Episode Four

Mahdi meets the farmer Ankar and his daughter Jana and determines Snowflake the unicorn is infected by the virus raging throughout the land.

Now for Episode Five of Seven

Mahdi smiled and winked, "Watch this." He took off his cloak with a flourish and lay it carefully over Snowflake. Then he spoke calming works from an unknown language. In a matter of moments, the frightened creature's breathing became calm, and she settled, as if resting. A minute later she blinked her eyes, once. Then again.

Suddenly, in one fluid movement, she rose to her feet and stomped the turf on the floor of the barn, whinnying joyfully. Jana clapped her hands. "Oh, Daddy, Snowflake's better! She turned to Mahdi, "Thank you so much." She gave him a tight hug.


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