The Party almost always ends up with something VERY good happening. The Cat and Fiddle Island is one of the best things ever.
As soon as the 3rd Wizard left, everyone got busy again to make sure it was just perfect before the Party finished. Murgatroyd did some baking. She makes delicious gingerbread. Just right for a new home.
Tasha has taken her barge across to the Island with her Friends, the Lamb and the Lion. Tasha knows that everyone can live as Friends and she has come to take a look. Umina is already busy with the trees for the Fiddling Orchard. Tasha carries a white wand in her right hand to add a little magic to the work going on.
The Faerie of the White Flame is spreading her magic all through the air above the Island.
There’s nothing like Faerie Dust to make a place feel like Home.
The Party Place is all cleaned up. The Children are all sound asleep in Nana’s Tower and almost everyone else is spending the last night of the Party getting the Cat and Fiddle Island ready for the morning. LilliPilli has been given the job of singing lullabies for the Children and playing Dream Music for them all night long. The Cats are on guard to make sure she doesn’t leave the Tower till first thing in the morning.
The Tinykins are dusting and sweeping and rubbing windows.
Every now and then, the Tinykins have a drink from the Drink Pipe they brought over to the Island with them.
Noone knows what kind of drink it us but it certainly does them good.
They pay attention to all the details, the Tinykins do. All the things that are easily missed.
When Tinykins are around, things seem just a little bit shinier than usual.
Victor and Venetia of the Tinykins Family.
Many of the Beings in Triflora are tiny – but the Tinykins are the smallest of all. When they heard about Cat and Fiddle Island, they gathered together and quickly made up their minds about something very important. They all decided to come and live on the Island and make sure that things stayed shiny for all the Homeless People who were going to come and live there.
The Tinykins are dusting and sweeping and rubbing windows. The windows of their own new cottages and the windows of Lilli’s new Cottage.
Victor and Venetia gathered the faerie dust as the White Faerie and Tasha passed. Already, they have a garden with flowers and perfumes.
This is going to be a very happy place to live, Venetia ! said Victor.
Wanda and William are going to live right beside Lilli. While the Cottages are being built on Lavender Street, Wanda and William are busy making curtains and weaving baskets.
William is blind. He cannot see the things that other people see.
William is blind but he can hear 12 times better than ordinary people.
If there is one thing that William likes listening to, it is violin music. I think he will enjoy living next door to Lillipilli.
And so, the Island is already coming alive. Plants are growing and cottages are being built. The Tinykins have made their own Tinytown and are all settled in.
Jenny Wren is thinking about moving into a new Cave down near the Jetty.
And already, there is a Mystery for Poppy to solve. Jenny Wren has found one Tinykin shoe. Just down near the cabbages. At least, she THINKS it is a Tinykins Shoe ?
What do you think?
Good Night now, Everyone.
The Cottage beside the Closeby Tree is all ready for the morning.
The sky is flashing with lights and the moon is full and bright.
Just wait till Lillipilli comes looking for her room in Lavender Street!
I think some wonderful things will happen on the Island of the Cat and the Fiddle.