"These traps must have been set by a very powerful witch." Cora said. "Are engines magical?" Back home, it would have been to protect something the witch valued or to capture an enemy. This she couldn't understand. She hadn't made any enemies and who wouldn't like Juliet?
She shook her head. "I'm not sinking as long as I stay still. Every time I try to move, my feet sink down a little lower."