When I was a kid and attending Girl Scout Camp on a regular basis, there was a song we used to sing to make fun of the nursery rhymes we had only so recently recited earnestly. The chorus went like this, in a sort of sing-song tune:
“The window, the window, the second-story window,
With a heave and a ho, and a mighty throw, (they/she/he) threw it out the window!”
The verses were done by inserting the first three lines of a four-line nursery rhyme, so:
“Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went
She…threw it out the window!”
Followed by the above chorus. Try it! It works with Jack Sprat, Little Miss Muffin, and Peter, Peter, Pumpkin eater (cruelly), and a number of others.
With that in mind, here’s another teaser from the upcoming sequel Cornerstone: The Delving. It’s a window, though it’s on the third story, not the second. It’s hand-made stained glass, by a central figure in the book. But is she a ‘good guy’ or a ‘bad guy’?