He did not want them to see him! What if he frightened them and they ran further into the woods, becoming increasingly lost?
Thinking hard, he decided he would have to use all of his cleverness and stealth—two things for which gnomes are quite famous. He silently made his way back toward the clearing and peeked out at the children, who had now moved into the woods in search of that first white stone. Hansel was the closest to him, about 10 feet to his left and making his way nearer and nearer.
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