It all started with that Petal Post and now Cornelia had to see Efem right away. If the Sleeping Sisters were correct, and they almost always were, they were going to have to hurry to avoid the catastrophe that was predicted. By the time Cornelia arrived at Efem’s grove, she had the beginnings of a plan. “Now all I have to do is convince Efem,” she thought.
“Effie, we need to talk about something more important than birdbaths. I got a Petal Post and you need to read it,” Cornelia told her. “Something is coming this way and we need to intercept it before anyone else does or our whole world will change. And according to the Sleeping Sisters, not necessary for the good,” she finished as she handed the message to Efem.
After reading the Post, Efem just sat for a minute, stunned. “What are we going to do, Corny?”