Category Archives: ANIMALS

STORIES FROM MADELINE

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The Snail.

There once was a snail called Fred who lived in a person’s vegetable garden.

But one day he said to himself that he wanted to live in a nice wet place.

He looked everywhere but he still couldn’t find a good place to live.

So the next day Fred left the garden so he can look for a good home.

Snail-01-juneThen, he saw another snail so he went over and asked the other snail if he knew where a light wet place was so the snail thought for a minute then he said to Fred “Yes! I do… Follow me and I will show you. “

Then finally, he had a new friend called Rango and a new wet home. So he was very happy.

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THE LAST PoSaRoNa : AMAZING NO 2

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Nobody knew where Lamonta was going to.

Nobody knew how she was going to find Trouble.

Only the Fast Flying Beings and the ones with long legs or some other way of moving very quickly could keep up with her.

She took strange paths through Forests.

She crossed rather big hills.

She jumped clear across quite wide creeks.

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She shook the ground so hard that all the plates fell off the shelves and broke in the Land of the Little Ones.

And she kept right on singing.

HERE I COME, TRUBBL. READY OR NOT.

Over and over, she sang it. Then all the Gentle Beings who were following Lamonta began singing it with her.

HERE WE COME TRUBBL. READY OR NOT.

 

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The Cows heard Lamonta coming. They were not the Ordinary Cows. They were the Cows who jumped over the Moon. They knew Trouble was up to something because they had taken a look on one of their Moon Jumps and they had seen Beings moving about Triflora who should NOT be moving about at all. That meant TROUBLE.

So they took off after Lamonta. Jumping over trees and across creeks and singing along with all the other Beings.

HERE WE COME TRUBBL. READY OR NOT.

By now there were a lot of Followers. Even the Little Ones had grabbed rides when they could. They were pretty mad as well because Trouble picks on Little Ones. Sometimes she would creep out with her Creatures and knock a Little House down for no reason at all.

HERE WE COME TRUBBL. READY OR NOT.  They sang in their little, tiny voices.

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Some of Trouble’s Friends do not look like Trouble at all. Melinda Milarky MacDougalson did not look BAD. But she was very BAD.

Her two red bears did not look bad but they were very bad.

They liked eating bones. Black Bones. Melinda Milarky carried a basket and wore a hat. That made her look like a nice girl but she was not a nice girl. The basket was filled with Black Bone and under the hat she had no hair at all. Under the hat she had tattoos which said : I AM A FRIEND OF TROUBLE.

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Nana and the Girls were flying as fast as they could to catch up. They did not want Lamonta to get hurt by Trouble or any of Trouble’s creatures. They knew how dangerous the Red Bears were and they knew Lamonta was really just a little girl – even if she was LARGE.

By the time the Posaronas caught up with Lamonta, she had 100s of Gentle Followers and everyone and everything was singing the Trubbl song. 

HERE WE COME TRUBBL. READY OR NOT.

NANA WAS AMAZED.

ROSE WAS AMAZED.

POPPY WAS AMAZED.

SAFFRON WAS AMAZED.

cu31924009450788_0037All of Trouble’s Creatures were heading back to the Ice as fast as they could go. Terrible shrieks were bubbling up through the Ice Water every time Lamonta started to sing and stamp her feet.

The Little Star Pixies danced and sang and sprinkled Stardust on top of the Creatures as they ran away.

The Cows leapt over every moon they could find.

Lamonta stood at the very edge of the Ocean and called out

“You stay down there in your yukky cave, Trubbl and I won’t trubbl you unless you trubbl me ! And my Dollies ! ”

Just then Melinda Milarky and the two Red Bears ran straight past Lamonta and straight into the water. They were screaming and howling.

JUST STOP THAT SINGING AND WE PROMISE WE WILL NEVER COME BACK!

“Well. That was AMAZING. I don’t think we need to do anything else”

said Poppy.  And they all SMILED. Something AMAZING always happens when the Gentle People get together.

I CAN’T. WE CAN.

So Rose and Saffron and Poppy and Nana took to the air and set out for Home.

Here is the poster they have made of Signs of Trouble. If you see any of these, then you know Trouble is coming.

  1. Send a message to Poppy’s Place as soon as you can.
  2. Start singing or making music.
  3. Don’t be tricked by them – ever.

They HATE music and will take off when it starts. 

SIGNS OF TROUBLE

BEWARE.

Pirate House Stealers Wilberforce the Turtle Thief.
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WATERFALLS BUBBLING BLUE.

THE WAR GALLEY

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The War Galley is colourful and looks friendly but it is Trouble’s very own ship and is filled with Nasty Creatures.

SCIENTISTS WHO WANT TO CHOP UP ANIMALS.

MEN IN TOP HATS TELLING YOU YOU SHOULD ALWAYS WEAR A LOT OF CLOTHES.

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RIVERS DRYING UP AND BLACK SMOKE IN THE MOUNTAINS.

BEWARE OF THESE 2 “LITTLE PEOPLE”. They are nor real Little People at all. They are spies.
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MORE ABOUT TROUBLE

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OTHER GOOD BOOKS TO READ

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BIRDS AND OTHER BEINGS IN THE 3rd TOWER

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Up on the 3rd Tower in the Perfumed Garden, the Tiny, Tiny birds are learning to fly.  Its always a bit of a worry for the grown-ups. They worry that the Tin, Tiny Birds will fly off the edge and fall to the ground. They worry about all sorts of things when their children begin to fly.

The Grownup birds yabber yabber yabber, telling the children how to do it.

The Grownup Birds chitter chitter chitter telling them things they must not do.

There is really no need to worry at all.

The Spiders have woven silken nets  all around the Tower Top and no Tiny Tony Bird has ever fallen over the edge.

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Sometimes you can hear the tip tip tap tap of the baby woodpeckers being taught to peck. The Woodpeckers make their own Music. Its called Peckussion.

Trouble  really dislikes Peckussion and that’s a good thing for Triflora.  When the Peckers start into pecking, the tip tap goes right through the ground and under the ice and into the Cave of Trouble. She HATES the sound of it. She hates  the sound even more when the Tiny Peckers are learning to peck.

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Down in the Garden amongst the Sheep, Amelia is digging a well. Amelia is very tiny indeed. Noone knows what kind of animal she is and sometimes her enormous eyes look sad. She says she is not lonesome but she looks lonely to me.

Amelia likes living in the 3rd Tower. She feels safe there. She has her own room and the food is just lovely. The only thing Amelia is not quite happy about is the Water.

All the water in Trifloran wells is crystal and sweet.

All the water in Trifloran wells is good for you.

But maybe not for Amelia.  She is looking for something different and only she knows what it is.  We think its something to do with her Bath because she wears her bath robe all the time, even when she is digging.

If you know what Amelia is looking for, do let us know. Perhaps we can help her.

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The Tower Photographer was at 3rd Tower today. Everyone except for Amelia was dressed very smartly and hair and fur and feathers were brushed.

The tiny Beings of the 3rd Tower are very excited. They are planning to hang photographs along the corridors.

Tiny Beings are not always noticed by bigger Beings. Just wait until these photos come back. The Tiny Beings have ordered BLOWUPS and ENLARGEMENTS to give to their Friends in Triflora.

For sure, they will be noticed then.

 

rabbitscatscavie00lanerich_0159The Tiny Beings of the Tower are very proud of being so small but some of them have had  terrible frights out there in Triflora. Gustaf the Ghost Rabbit has almost been trodden on by 4329 people. His nerves are shattered.  He refused to go in the photo and he says he will NEVER leave the Tower again.

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Fulmer Xenophon is a different matter. Fulmer doesn’t let his size stop him from trying everything. He is thinking of going across to live on Cat and Fiddle Island even though he is only as big as an ordinary Trifloran Cat’s clawnail.

Fulmer Xenophon is one courageous pussycat.

 

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OTHER GOOD BOOKS TO READ

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http://www.archive.org/stream/oldgrannyfox00burgrich#page/n0/mode/2up

THE SHIMMERING ANIMALS

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Saffron took herself off to find Poppy and tell her about the SHIMMERING ANIMALS and the Voice. Saffron was pretty sure that the Voice belonged to the Pastel Lady and everyone had been looking for her since the Party.

Oto and Margray left Orang-Outan’s treehouse and went off into the Shimmering  to look for Pastel Lady.

 

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Living in the Shimmering can be very confusing but most of the Shimmering Animals have been doing it for a long time and are very good at it.

They shimmer and shine and sparkle and twinkle.

They come and go when they choose.

The Shimmering Animals can be any size they choose

They lead very special lives but it is not easy to get them all together in one place at one time.  Nevertheless, Oto called them all to meet at Orang’s place with any news they had and any good ideas they might be able to think off.

The Eagle brought the Tortoise. Even in Shimmertime, noone could make the Tortoise move quickly so the Eagle just picked her up and flew her to the Village. The Shimmer Lion liked to spend most of his time sleeping and it took quite a few of his Friends to wake him up and get him moving.

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Shimmertime was first discovered by Lady Sharlena Shalut. She began fading in and out whenever she looked into her mirror.

At first, Sharlena did not enjoy the experience of Shimmering but as time passed she grew to love it.

She became extremely good at Shimmering when and how she wanted.

There is noone, absolutely noone and nothing, who understands the Shimmering as well as Lady Sharlena Shalut. She is pretty much shimmered out these days and doesn’t see people very often – but the Shimmering Animals  are going to ask for her advice and her help because this is a very important Shimmering and all the Pastel People  are still sad.