TRIPLE BAY No 3: 3rd ISLAND

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As you know, there are three islands in Triple Bay.

Mad Island is quite close to the Village and Mad O’Brian is building his Tower there – with some help. Mad Island is protected by Wizard Magic but behind that Magic it’s a pretty easy place to get to. IF Mad O’Brian wants you there.

Cat and Fiddle Island is just a ferry trip away from the Village and its protected by Music and Cats. Its easy to get to. Ferries run most of the time and as long as your heart is good and pure, you are welcome.

The 3rd Island is far more mysterious. I think that the Unfound Sea is somewhere past the 3rd Island. The Island has some cliffs and waterfalls and the waters beside it run very deep and very strange. Each time that I see a ship or a boat head out to the 3rd Island, I feel a little nervous. They seem to simply vanish.

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The 3rd Island is so mysterious that it doesn’t even have a name that we know of.

Don’t tell anyone ! I have been to the 3rd Island. It is one of the most beautiful places in all of Triflora. The Mermaids sit on the Rocks and tell Mermaid stories to the 3 Sirens. The Mermaids know more about the 3rd Island than anyone else does.

Noone on 3rd Island wears many clothes. Lots of Beings wear no clothes at all. It doesn’t get cold there – ever. Amazing fruits grow on the Island and the water from the Waterfalls is PERFECT ! Perfect to drink. Perfect to swim in.  Perfect for just about everything.

I can always tell when someone has been on the 3rd Island by their Hair and the sparkle in their eyes.  It does wonderful things , the water on 3rd Island does.

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From the very top of the cliffs of the Island, you can see the Triple Bay and then out to Sea. The water from Saffy’s shack in the world up above, comes into Triflora through its little water straw, down the deep well in the Garden and  into the Silver Bowl on top of 3rd Island.

I didn’t know that. Nana just told me about it. That explains all the mystery.

The water comes into the Bottomless Silver Bowl and then flows down in the streams and splashes over the waterfalls. The Lady on top of 3rd Island is one of the Water Keepers.

MYSTERIES OF THE 3rd ISLAND.

The Water Keepers never wear shoes and they don’t wear many clothes either. Wisteria is a little Water Keeper. She only ever drinks the Water from the 3rd Island and her hair is shiny and smells of glinting crystals. Her skin is soft and doesn’t have one mark on it. Wisteria only eats Watermelon and she ONLY drinks the Water.

Her best friends are the Water People and the Water Beings.

Wisteria can stay underwater for 5 1/2 hours at a time.

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The Scientists go quite mad, looking for the Sirens.

Sometimes, Scientists decide to visit the 3rd Island because they want to study it.

Scientists always want to wear a lot of clothes and they do like to argue. Nobody on 3rd Island is very keen on clothes or arguing so they don’t much like Scientists coming to visit.

If the Scientists try to get a boat to take them to 3rd Island, the Skipper on the Boat takes them straight to False Rock Island which is of no interest to anyone.

Its not even a real Island.

If the Scientists try to sail to 3rd by themselves, then they are in for a bit of a shock. The 3 Sirens sit on False Rock Island and when they see Scientists coming, they begin to sing the songs of the Sirens and next thing you know, the Scientists have gone half mad and are running round all over the False Rock looking for the Sirens.

They never find them The Sirens laugh and head straight home.

OTHER GOOD BOOKS TO READ

http://www.archive.org/stream/pettijohnskinder00chiciala#page/n0/mode/2up

http://openlibrary.org/works/OL210742W/Children’s_occupations

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TRIPLE BAY NO 2: THE SEAFARING LADS

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Triple Bay is where the ships come in from the oceans and the seas.

childrhymes00rileiala_0125 The 5 Seafaring Lads spent most days down at the edge of the Bay. They never wore shoes. The 5 Seafaring Lads waited for the ships and boats to come in.

They liked to listen to the tales of the sea.

They liked to see the things that the ships brought in.

They liked to watch them loading up and sailing away.

The 5 Seafaring Lads simply loved the water and the boats.

One day, they disappeared.

We think that they went on one of the ships but no news was heard of them until the postcards began to arrive from all over Triflora.

The postcards came on ships and boats.

The  Birds flew in with postcards.

Fairies and Mermaids and all manner of Beings brought Postcards to Poppy’s Place and Poppy pinned some of them to the Noticeboard and kept hundreds of them in a big box so that People could look at them

This is the address on all of the postcards.

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Nobody knew that the 5 Lads could even write. They had never been to the Village School. Nobody had ever seen them with a book or a pen or paper. Nobody had even seen them use a mobile phone or a computer. But the Lads DO know how to send postcards. Somehow.

And they do write very interesting descriptions of their travels.

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Hello Everyone.
Hope you are all well.
This is the Castle of Crumbledon. 
It looks like its crumbling down but the people say its been like that forever.
Love from the 5 Seafaring Lads.

THE 5 SEAFARING LADS

Pixtures of the Lads before they went away.

childrhymes00rileiala_0063LARRY THE LARRIKIN LAD dreaming of sailing the Unfound Sea.
childrhymes00rileiala_0055STANLEY THE STURDY LAD wondering where the Creek went when it met the Bay. childrhymes00rileiala_0051BILLYBOY THE BOUNCING LAD listening to stories of ships with his Grandfather William.
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And the Postcards keep on coming.

OTHER GOOD BOOKS TO READ

http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924012682864#page/n5/mode/2up

http://www.archive.org/stream/storyofdoctordol00loft#page/n0/mode/2up