Category Archives: 3rd ISLAND

WANDERERS FROM THE WANDERING DESERT

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It’s a strange place, the Wandering Desert. It moves about. When Nana wants a very private holiday from things, she goes to the Wandering Desert. She is very fond of CAMELS. Vanessa, the Vanishing Camel, has known Nana for 100 of years. There isn’t much left of Vanessa these days but there is still enough to give her old friend a ride into the Desert.

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The only way to get into the Wandering Desert is on the back of a Camel.  People have tried to find it by themselves but they never do find it.

Most people think its someplace beyond the 3rd Island – but that is just a guess.

Wizzy thinks that the Desert is in another dimension altogether. He has never been there because he doesn’t want to ride on a flying Camel – or on a vanishing Camel.

Dadda Jai has been there once when the Desert dwellers needed some very special building done. D.J. can build almost anything.  He came home with a golden bracelet.

Sometimes Nana takes the 3 girls to the Desert and they have the best fun. The Oasis in the Middle looks just like 3rd Island and it is perfect for swimming and sunning and drinking coconut milk.

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Life in the Desert is very INTERESTING. There are storytellers and musicians and plenty of dancing. Saffron and Rose and Poppy LOVE their holidays. Saffron wears the Gold Bracelet  her father brought back and they all wear clothes of wonderful colours and plenty of jewellery. They dance and dance and dance till they’re dizzy and their hair is whirling and swirling.

They eat a lot of grapes in the desert they listen VERY carefully to the stories.

Wanderers know things. They see and hear things. They can tell you things.

When a whole desert wanders, then even the sand can tell you things. 

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When a whole desert wanders, then even the waters in the Oasis can tell you things. Sometimes.  people in the Wandering Desert ask a question and noone knows the answer.

Then The Storyteller goes out to the Bridge and asks the Waters for an answer. He can almost always understand what the Waters say.

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One of Nana’s friends, Nana Dorise, has been wandering in the Wandering Desert for 40 years. She went there to ask the Storyteller for advice but the Camel Ride freaked her out so much that she will not get on a Camel so that she can go back home.

She won’t even go near a camel.

Nana Dorice HATES the heat and the Wandering Desert is very hot.

She has become pretty good friends with the Storyteller. He tries to tell her that she won’t get home without a Camel’s help but she thinks that if she keeps wandering, she will eventually find a way back home. 

In the Meantime, Nana Dorice roams all over the desert. She doesn’t even know that the Bactrian Camel is following her around and making sure she is safe.  The Bactrian Camel LIKES Dorice. He makes sure there is food and water I the place she goes to and that the Sand where she sleeps is soft and snug. The Bactrian Camel doesn’t let anyone else ride him.  He thinks that if he just follows Nana Dorice around taking good care of her, that one day she will like him too.

Then he will be able to help her go back home again.

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OTHER GOOD BOOKS TO READ

http://www.archive.org/stream/whenpeterrabbitw00almo#page/n0/mode/2up

http://www.archive.org/stream/littlejackrabbit00cory#page/n7/mode/2up

http://www.archive.org/stream/littlejackrabfox00cory#page/n0/mode/2up

http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924029904343#page/n69/mode/2up

http://www.archive.org/stream/howmrrabbitlosth00pain#page/n11/mode/2up

http://www.archive.org/stream/taleofmrjeremyfi00pott#page/n0/mode/2up

http://www.archive.org/stream/burgessbirdbookf00burg2#page/n11/mode/2up

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