An old mouse looked around at the expectant faces of his great-grand children, great-grand nephews and neices, and the other Dibbuns of Redwall. He chuckled, saying, "my daughter said that you wanted a story, eh? Well, settle down close to the fire we have at Cavern Hole, and I'll tell you a story about my 50th great grandfather and his relatives. His name was Dariel the Arrow, and he was the son of two warriors named Dandin and Mariel Gullwhacker. A plump little mouse named Samulo piped up, "Urry up witha storie, granpa Bisky!" Bisky chuckled. "Ok, young mouse, I'll get on with the story. It all started like this..."