Our hearts were heavy as we set out from the village. Young Wulfbjørnvarr Thorhundskjalg strode ahead, his armour shining in the moonlight. We marched onward toward the dawn. I took heart as I looked around me at the mighty host of warriors, each one proud, steadfast, and clutching a lucky hedgie in their hand as if their very lives depended upon it.
Sender-inner Nora M. says this rare white hedgie-wedgiewoo, erm, hedgehog lives in Heinsburg, Germany. Photo by Horst Ossinger/European Pressphoto Agency via LA Times.