Category Archives: FERRY BEINGS

TAKING THE FERRY TO POPPY’S PLACE FOR LUNCH

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CAT and FIDDLE Island is now a wonderful place to live. Lili Pilli has her cottage and the Tinykins are all over the place. The Cats are as happy as  cats can be – and that means that they are VERY happy indeed.

On the edge of Cat and Fiddle Island, the edge closest to the Perfumed Sea, a special Home has been built. It is called RUO EMOH. It is a Home for the Lonely Ones. Each Lonely person has a beautiful room and there are plenty of places to sit and make friends and smell the perfumes coming in from the Sea.

It is very important that Lonely People find a Home where they are safe and happy.

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Some of the Beings that come to RUO EMOH are simply lost and just need a place to stay awhile till they find our how to go Home again.

Some of the Beings who come to RUO EMOH just don’t have anywhere else to go and they can stay forever.

Some of the Beings who come to RUO EMOH are lonely and just need some Friendship. RUO EMOH is a good place to make Friends and some of those friendships are quite unusual!

Jovial John and Wallace Wolf are taking the Ferry to Poppy’s Place for lunch. Once upon a time they would not have spoken one word to one another but now they go to lunch every day.  It is a fine friendship.

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When Lonely People first come to RUO EMOH, they are sometimes sad. Some of them have been lonely for a long, long time.  Sometimes, they just sit in a chair and look at the floor.

They don’t want to eat and they don’t want to talk to anyone. They just sit there.

It takes a while before the Perfume smells come in from the Sea and make them fell a bit better.

It takes a while till the Music starts to make them feel safe and happy.

 

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Sometimes, the Lonely People stay in their pyjamas all day and just sit in their rooms looking out the window.

The Lonely People see Jovial John and Wallace Wolf going out for lunch and they can’t even imagine having a friend like that.

They can’t imagine being so happy.

They can’t imagine wearing such good clothes or such big smiles.

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LilliPilli knows what it feels like to have no Home of your very own.

LilliPilli doesn’t BOTHER the Lonely People. She doesn’t BOTHER them. She just smiles. She wears her pretty clothes and paints colours on the flowers.

She plays the Fiddle and she sings while she is working in the Garden.

It makes Lonely People very curious to see happy people with friends.

LilliPilli is VERY good at making people CURIOUS!

 

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fromgoldtogreybe00brin_0087 One of the best signs that someone is feeling at Home in RUO EMOH is when they start to talk to other people. Hallina has been there for months and months and still has not spoken one single word. Some of the people think they should try to MAKE her talk, but most of them know that gentleness and kindness are the best things. So they SMILE at her. And they leave flowers at her door.

Now she has started to walk in the Garden with a big basket and a lovely hat. She has not spoken one word yet – but we are pretty sure that she has smiled once or twice and Jenny Wren thinks that she heard her singing a little song while she was picking flowers. We think that Hallina will soon be making friends and going to Poppy’s Place for lunch.

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RUO EMOH

Write your name here if you are catching the Lunch Ferry to the Village.

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Arnie and Buttercup

Neddy, Noddy, Freddy and Roddy.

The Bubble Blowers.

The 3 Little Kittens and Auntie Felina.

The Rhubarb Kids and the Oriole.

Old Man Turnip and Young Onion.

Arnie came to RUO EMOH from the Forest. He says he is 724 years old but he only looks about 6 years old. He likes to eat berries. We have shown him other places where he could live with children but he says “I am NOT a child! I am staying here!”

Buttercup is a complete mystery. She doesn’t remember where she came from and we found her sitting on the doorstep one morning.

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These 4 Friends spend their days attacking windmills which would upset Pearl very much if she could see them.

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THE Bubble Blowers.

littlesongs00foll_0097The 3 Kittens and Auntie Felina.

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POPPY’S CONFIDENTIAL REPORT PAGE 3.

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Young Mitchell carries a large sea shell with him. While we were standing there talking about the Girls, he put the shell to his mouth and blew a strange sound with it. It went like this:

It seems that the Call of the Conch Shell tells all the  Water Beings that something important is happening.  Very soon, Boats and People started to arrive at the Ferry Jetty. 

Mad O’Brian says that Saffron and Ferry Rose are NOT on Mad Island and I am beginning to get rather worried.

Signed, Poppy.

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Poppa Mitchell came sailing in with Millicent Mitchell.

“Don’t you worry! Our sails are Radar Sails! They will take us straight to Ferry Rose and her boat.  We keep a close sail on our Ferry Children.”

Dadda Mitchell is out in his rowing boat with Middle Mitchell. Middle Mitchell is Ferry Rose’s twin brother and if anyone can find her, Ferry Middle Mitchell is the one.  He does not even need a Radar Sail to tell him which way to go.

Signed, Poppy.

Every boat of the Ferry People is out on the water and Messages have been sent to the Seashellians and the Mer People and all the Beings of the Creek and River  and Ocean.

Nobody seemed to worry very much until I told them that Saffron had had an Idea. Now they are ALL acting pretty crazy and rather desperate.

Perhaps the Ferry People understand just how powerful an Idea can be – especially when Saffron has it.
Signed, Poppy.

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Well! Look at this ! Four children in one rowing boat and all dressed up in their very best clothes and one of them looks just like Ferry Rose !

It IS Ferry Rose!  Let’s see what she has to say !

Hello! Are you looking for Saffron? She has gone to visit the 3 Girls at the Unkya Doorway. I rowed her up the Creek and she was looking for someone to show her the way to Unkya. “

 

REPORT FROM POPPY.

Well, the conch shell has been sounded and the whole of Triflora knows there is an emergency. Young Mitchell can send out a new message while I get some rest. Then I will be following that Saffron once again.

Signed, Poppy.

ORANGE PEOPLE WHO LOOK OUT FOR SAFFRON.

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POPPY FOLLOWS SAFFRON AND FERRY ROSE.

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PERSON OF INTEREST IS

SAFFRON

She was heard to say :
I HAVE GOT AN IDEA.

bashfulearthqua02herfgoog_0028I have followed Saffron to the Ferry Stop. She was seen rowing off in a boat with Ferry Rose.

I rang my Father, Mad O’Brian, on my mobile. He said that he had been practising stick fighting with friends on the log across the creek and had not seen Saffron. He is searching Mad Island for her right now.

Signed, Poppy.

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Mad O’Brian playing with sticks.

I met Young Mitchell down near the  Ferry Jetty. He says he can handle a boat well enough to follow them. Young Mitchell looks perfectly ordinary but he is a Ferry Boy. That means that he has special powers when it comes to boats and the water.

Young Mitchell says that he has a stick which he will put a sail on. He says the sail will take the boat to Ferry Rose.

Young Mitchell says that she often takes herself off and they have to go and find her because she is too little to be having big adventures all alone. Just like Saffron.

Signed, Poppy.

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Young Mitchell and Poppy are going to follow the little girls in Young Mitchell’s sail boat.

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A DAY OUT WITH SAFFRON

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Saffron loves Triflora. She has plenty of people to play with and some of them have red hair like hers.

As you know, Saffron likes wandering about the Village.

Most days, she takes herself off for a walk and on most days – she has a very good time.

At the moment, she is just a little bit lonesome because the 3 Girls are away in Unkya Guarding the Doorway  and they are 3 of her very best friends.

Yesterday, she tried making a seesaw with Sylvester. They had fun but once was enough.

Today, Poppy has her eyes on Saffron because she heard Saffron say to herself ;

“I have got an idea.”

auntfriendlysgif00bake_0062Nobody in Triflora relaxed when Saffron had ideas and Poppy, who is a very good detective has  decided to follow her today. Poppy is the best cross country runner in Triflora and she can last longer than anyone else when she is following a clue. Poppy has a whole network of Beings who pass messages onto her and tell her what’s happening so I don’t think we need to worry about the Cheery Redhead today.

Let’s see what she is up to.

 

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PERSON OF INTEREST IS

SAFFRON

She was heard to say :
I HAVE GOT AN IDEA.

POPPY’S NOTES.

 

Saffron stopped a moment and chattered with the little birds. 

Signed, Poppy.

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This is a sad thing to see. It looks as though Cock Robin is dead. He is just lying there. Jenny Wren tells me that she can look after him and she already has a match lit to warm him up.

The Dove is there as well and the Dove will keep things calm.

I asked the Linnet about what had happened and she said she thinks it was the shock of falling in love with Jenny Wren that knocked Cock Robin flat on his back.

They said to me; “ Keep going, Poppy. We can handle this. It’s a matter for the Birds ! Saffron left a little while ago and she says she has an idea. You can’t let her go wandering around Triflora with an Idea. “

Jenny Wren changed into her human form to mix up the herbs and flowers into medicine for Cock Robin. If he sees her like that he will probably have another attack.

Signed, Poppy.

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The wedding of Charoline and  and Matteus  was being held in the Tinykin Church down on the river. It looked like a place Saffron might like.

I searched everywhere and asked everyone but nobody had seen her.  She must have got away from me while I was talking to the Birds.

I shall look around for signs of her.

signed, Poppy.

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I heard a miaow from the  Ferryman’s House near the jetty on the River. 

The Ferry Cat told me that Saffron had taken one of the boats and headed over to Cat and Fiddle Island. 

Last time we tried to row across to the Islands, we got into great difficulties.

Signed. Poppy.

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Here is the Report from that trip: 

Poppy and Saffron sneaked down to the Creek with Eric the dog and Mad Flynn. (There are quite a few Mad people on Triflora. Sometimes, Poppy was called Mad Eline and Saffron was called Mad Lola. )

They took a boat and started to row across to get a closer look at the stone wall on the Mad Island.

BANG. FLASH. KABOOM.

The tiny little creek seemed to turn into a wild river. Waves splashed over them and the boat splashed and bounced.

It is not easy to get near a Wizard’s Tower unless you  have been invited. They only just made it back to shore safely.

 

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The Ferry Cat told me that Saffron had talked Ferry Rose into going with her. Ferry Rose is about the same size as Saffron but she has white hair and has spent almost all her life around boats and ships and ferries.

The Ferry Cat said they took off very quickly but she doesn’t think the little girls will be able to row as far as Cat and Fiddle Island.

Now. This is VERY worrying.

I really need to contact my father Mad O’Brian on Mad Island. Saffron loves her Mad Uncle and his Island is much closer to here. She just might have had the idea to go and visit him.

Signed. Poppy.

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CLICK ON MAD O’BRIAN FOR AN INVITATION

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SAFFRON AND  FERRY ROSE.

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OTHER GOOD BOOKS TO READ

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