Nobody knew where Lamonta was going to.
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.
She shook the ground so hard that all the plates fell off the shelves and broke in the Land of the Little Ones.
Over and over, she sang it. Then all the Gentle Beings who were following Lamonta began singing it with her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NANA WAS AMAZED.
ROSE WAS AMAZED.
POPPY WAS AMAZED.
SAFFRON WAS AMAZED.
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.
- Send a message to Poppy’s Place as soon as you can.
- Start singing or making music.
- Don’t be tricked by them – ever.
They HATE music and will take off when it starts.
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