Raven flew over the ice, the length of four canoes.

She dropped the treasure and it lay like a flame on the cold white.

The boy moved to take it, and in flew the bird. It became a dance, boy and raven. As if enchanted by the raven’s game the boy followed the bird, out on to the snow and away from home.

It was a while before he looked around and realised that

he did not know his way back. The wind had blown

a fresh dusting of snow over his footprints.

He was lost.

Jackie Morris is a children’s author and illustrator.