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Here's a simple affix-riddle .

My prefix is the sound of an animal.
My infix, the missing of the cast.
My suffix, what children like to hear.
My whole, deals with the past.

Can you guess the word?

If it takes time to find the answer, hints will be provided.

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    $\begingroup$ Got to be honest, I'm not convinced by using 'the missing of the cast' as a clue here... That's very ambiguous and there are several better ways to clue what you needed to here - don't sacrifice quality for rhyming! In tandem with a misspelled prefix (the word usually has two S's) this doesn't make for the most satisfying riddle, sorry. $\endgroup$ – Stiv Dec 21 '20 at 16:10
  • $\begingroup$ @Stiv ok I consider that as a suggestion, I wanted to make it a bit hard to figure the answer out but I think I found no other way to do so. Also can't Hiss be considered as His? I really didn't expect that to be a lot misspelled. $\endgroup$ – Anonymous Dec 21 '20 at 16:13
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    $\begingroup$ Thank you for interacting with feedback :) Riffing an alternative example from a couple of minutes' thought, you could rhyme (e.g.): "My infix is a rocky peak / My whole of times long past does speak." This way the infix is clued pretty solidly and a rhyme scheme is maintained. Don't rush to publish - take your time to craft a truly great riddle :) (Don't change anything now though or it will invalidate the checkmarked answer.) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Dec 21 '20 at 16:24
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    $\begingroup$ PS Re your other question: A snake's noise is typically spelled HISS in English - HIS is the male possessive and not really a lot else... :) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Dec 21 '20 at 16:33
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My prefix is the sound of an animal.

His is the sound of a snake

My infix, the missing of the cast.

Or to make the word CASTOR.

My suffix, what children like to hear.

Story

My whole, deals with the past.

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