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TRIFLORA NEWS NO 5

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NO 5.

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frontierhumorinv00coxprich_0041CAUTION TO ALL NON FLYING PEOPLE.
Be very careful when trying new ways to fly. Lester and Denise tried the inflated paper bag with 2 baskets this week and were very lucky to land safely.

Little Spud was found in the potato shed again. cu31924027336845_0082So far, we haven’t found any way to stop her. She is OBSESSED with potatoes. She doesn’t eat them. She just sits there and smiles.  Be careful if you go near her because she WILL throw one at you.

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The Redlanders have designed a new Hoodie for themselves.

Do you think that it’s a good one or not?

Little Maude doesn’t really like the new red hood. She wants to wear flowers in her hair.

Out on the 3rd Island, Robbie the Cruiser is still wearing far too many clothes. People have been dancing around niggardy to show him how good it is to wear no clothes when it is as hot as 3rd island but Robbie the Cruiser just hides out and will not take  even his boots off. The main problem is that he has been wearing them for a VERY long time.

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ANOTHER KING

Another King has shown up. The Fiddlers tricked him into the Palace. The King is a cheerful sort of Chap but he still thinks he can give ORDERS.

If he doesn’t stop doing that, he will never be allowed out of the Palace. In the Meantime, he stays merry no matter what happens.

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The 3rd Island is watched over by a VERY GREAT and GOOD spirit. He was one of Nana’s favourite people and now he is one of her favourite Spirits.  She calls him Alec Donald. A.D. He laughs and laughs and says words like niggardy.

Whenever Alec Donald sees Robbie the Cruiser, he starts to laugh and laugh and the Island rumbles and the waves roll up on the beach. It’s a happy place to be.

 

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NOTICE TO ALL SAILORS.

This outfit will NOT be the new uniform for the FERRY People. Some of the Passengers want them to wear this outfit – but they WILL NOT.

Ferry Master Donald said; NO WAY! NO WAY!  We will NOT wear these clothes. We will not wear any uniform at all!”

OTHER GOOD BOOKS TO READ

http://www.archive.org/stream/orphangirl00coggiala#page/n5/mode/2up

GOOD NEWS STORIES

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TRIFLORA is a place of GOOD NEWS. It has its problems but very wonderful things happen in Triflora.

Here are some of the GOOD NEWS STORIES.

 

GOOD NEWS STORIES

 
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The Red Bird is happy to fly people to visit their friends and families wherever they are in Triflora. It’s a very good view from up there on his back.

More and more Seashellians are finding one another. They are proud to be Seashellian. It wasn’t always like that.

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When it comes to Gardens, Triflora is the place to be. Some of the best gardeners EVER grow some of the best gardens you will ever see. Now, that is really good news!

The last Piece of Good News for tonight is this – Every Being in Triflora  has someone wonderful watching over them. A Fairy or a Spirit of some kind. When you sleep tonight, there will be a spirit taking care of you and a fairy or angel who specially cares for you.

OTHER GOOD BOOKS TO READ

http://www.archive.org/stream/motherearthschil00gord#page/n0/mode/2up

TRIFLORA NEWS NO 4

 

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DORIS  and ELVIN MUDCRAB ARE SPENDING 3 WEEKS ON THE BEACH ON TURTLE ISLAND. FIRST HOLIDAY THEY HAVE EVER HAD.

DON’T FORGET!

If you have are having problems remembering something, call Floyd and Gilbert. Gilbert NEVER forgets anything.


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JUST ASK GILBERT.

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Imogen wants you all to know that she is now wearing 6 petticoats under her dresses.

THE UNBEARABLE FOREST HAS SOME EXTRA CRITTERS AT THE MOMENT.  YOUNG HOWARD FOUND A SHADOW HOUND BEHAVING VERY BADLY IN THE SHED. SNARLING AND SNAPPING IS NO WAY TO BEHAVE and THE HOUND WAS ZAPPED OFF TO THE FOREST STRAIGHT AWAY.

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THE IMP  ROWING RACES WERE HELD LAST SUNNY DAY. WELL DONE, BLACK SINGLET.

Just a reminder. Cat and Fiddle Island is a friendly and relaxed place. You do NOT have to wear your very best clothes or  bow when you meet people.   Charelle and Marcus can do whatever they want but they cannot make the rest of us do the same as them.

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The Imps’ Sailing Races.

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Jerry and Kalita have moved into the Kids’ Kottages just past Poppy’s Place. They do have some furniture but they co0uld do with some more if you have some to spare.

MORE GOOD BOOKS TO READ
http://www.archive.org/stream/huntingofsnarkag00carrrich#page/n0/mode/2up
http://www.archive.org/stream/littleprincessbe00burn#page/n0/mode/2up
http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924022254167#page/n0/mode/2up

TOO MUCH RAIN

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Pechera is feeling rather sad. She knows its just the rain but she still feels rather sad.

She is not in the mood for this much rain.

Her hair feels like seaweed.

Her feet feel like flippers.

Her skin feels like scales.

Pechera gets very nervous when there is a lot of rain.

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Most Seashellians are very happy to be Seashellians.

Most Seashellians are very happy to be able to live on the land AND in the water.

The Seashellian life is extremely beautiful. They are the sweetest, kindest of beings.

Seashellians live in beautiful places.

The Seashellian Life is a wonderful life.

But Pechera does not think so.

She NEVER wants to go into the water.

She HATES being wet.

When the rain comes, she gets more and more miserable.  Noone seems to be able to convince her that everything is OK.  Her brother brushes her hair and ties it up for her. She has clothes made of sea silk and she only has to go into the water now and then. People think that things are really not that bad for Pechera – but she thinks they are.

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PECHERA’S SECRET.

When the rains come, Pechera plunges down the well to Nerissa. Pechera is indeed a Seashellian but she is also a MOON MAIDEN.

People think that she finds it hard being a Seashellian but the thing Pechera finds really hard is being a MOON MAIDEN.

She is a very beautiful girl.

She looks like someone who would enjoy adventure and being famous – but Pechera does NOT enjoy adventure and does not want to be at all famous.

She likes sleeping in the same warm bed every night. She likes eating the same thing for breakfast every morning. She likes going to Poppy’s Place every day and chatting.

Pechera actually likes HOUSEWORK. She has a favourite broom and a favourite duster. She likes to sit in the same chair every afternoon and she even likes knitting.

Pechera seems to have been meant to live a very ordinary life in Triflora.

Instead of that, she has to dive deep under the water to talk to Nerissa and then she has to whoosh all the way up to the Moon. edmunddulacspict00dulauoft_0061That is NOT her idea of FUN.

When it rains and Pechera is called into the Water and up to the Moon, Magic takes hold of her completely.

Some Beings can almost see and hear and feel her when she is in the form of a Moon Maiden. Fishermen stop now and then to listen and look – but they don’t quite see her.

Pechera is sent on VERY important missions when the rains come.

This time, she is looking for the Lady of the Pastel People. She knows that it is a good thing to be doing – but she truly does wish that someone else could be a Seashellian Moon Maiden instead of her.

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PECHERA AS A BABY.

Pechera’s mother disappeared on the very night that Pechera was born. It was a rainy night and her Mum was a Moon Maiden. She left the little Pechera in the arms of Lunestra and whooshed clear up to the Moon and hasn’t been seen since.

Lunestra is one of Nana’s Friends and has been old for a very long time. She did her best to prepare the Baby for the life ahead of her. She told her everything she needed to know about being a Seashellian and about being a Moon Maiden. She named her Looner Pechera, which means Fishgirl of the Moon.

Lunestra taught her all the Magic she knew. She also taught her housework and cooking and all the ORDINARY things of life. Nana Lunestra never once thought that Pechera would like the ordinary things better than the magic things – but she DOES!

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There was a time when she was a teenager, when Pechera refused to leave the house at all. In the end, the Wizards lost the Plot and got really MAD. I think you can imagine what its like when the Wizards lose the plot and get REALLY mad.

Get yourself down into the water, Young Fish Maiden! This very instant. You have work to do!

The Nanas and the Wizards sat down with a cup of Hopeful Thinking Tea and shook all their heads at once. They had never had this happen before.

I do believe the Girl has a syndrome!  said Grandpa Wizard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OTHER GOOD BOOKS TO READ

http://www.archive.org/stream/princessmarysgif00torouoft#page/100/mode/2up

http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028623050#page/n13/mode/2up

TRIFLORA NEWS No 3 : Mostly about RABBITS.

 

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TRIFLORA NEWS.
No. 3.

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The Rabbits have come to live in the Village. While they were at the Party, they decided that the seaside and the friendliness of the Village People at Poppy’s Place were too good to leave.

Welcome to the Village, Rabbits!

Saffron will show you around. She loves Rabbits.

 

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The Rabbits enjoy PICNICS.

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BETTING ON RACES.

It seems that there has been a good bit of racing going on. Not that there’s anything wrong with racing.

But we have been told that some people have been BETTING on the racing. That DOES cause some problems.

BEWARE !
NANA IS IN A VERY BAD MOOD.
We all know the sort of Trouble that comes from that !

Maybe she will be in a better mood when the Rabbits move in. Nana is very fond of the Rabbits. She thinks Rabbits are helpful and clever. Some people love cats. Nana loves Rabbits. They keep her calm.

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Lapina will be coming to live in the Village. She will, in fact, live in a burrow right at the foot of Nana’s Tower.

Lapina and Nana have been friends for almost 350 years.

Lapina is ALWAYS quiet and gentle and calm.

Welcome Lapina.

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Baby Rabbits are very good at SLEEPING. When  Rabbits are asleep, they smile.

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Baku Baku is trying the Feral Frog for his ride. Definitely DO NOT BET on these two.
Baku Baku is one of the truly crazy people on Triflora.

OTHER GOOD BOOKS TO READ

http://www.archive.org/stream/crescentmoon00tago#page/n0/mode/2up

TINYKINS TRANSFORMATIONS

MR PIG AND MISS CRANE

DAY 2 : SINGING AND EATING

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Day 2 is a great day at the Party. Its SINGING DAY.

And it’s the day to meet old friends and make new friends.

The trick is this : no talking allowed. No barking, yelling, miaowing, chirping. 

ONLY SINGING ALLOWED TODAY.

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Singing Day spreads magic all through Triflora. If Trouble were thinking of stirring itself up, it would not be on Singing Day. The Music is EVERYWHERE. Cassandra’s Pigs sing while they’re working. The children sing to the ducks and the ducks sing to the children. Up on the branch, the Brownie sits very quietly. He is going to sing but he knows the children and the ducking will be rather surprised.  Brownies are very small indeed – but their voices are HUGE.  Not their talking voices !

Their Talking Voices are just ordinary Brownie Sized Voices – but their Singing Voices are as big as mountains. Deep as the deepest seas. Wide as the Widest River.  The problem is that Brownies just LOVE to sing. It won’t be long before he starts. His voice is very beautiful but he doesn’t want to scare the Children or the Ducklings.

He especially doesn’t want to frighten Alyx. He thinks Alyx is the loveliest thing he has ever seen. The Brownie LOVES the blue dress she is wearing today.

He likes it when she laughs and he likes it when she sings.

He does not like it when she cries and sighs and looks sad. She does that a lot. Noone knows where Alyx comes from. They all love her but they don’t know where her home is or what kind of Being she is.

If the Brownie could find out, he would. If he could make her smile forever, he would. Alyx doesn’t know about the Brownie who follows her about and looks everywhere for her home and family.

She certainly will find out that he’s there once he starts to sing.

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One thing the Brownie has noticed is that Alyx is always near the Water. Any water. She likes to have her feet in the Water. She did see him once when she was younger. She had gone out onto the ice looking for water to put her feet in. Alyx got so tired and cold that she sat down on a stone and cried.

The Brownie was so worried that he turned the stone into a nice hot cake and then took her back to the dry land of Triflora.

He has an idea about Alyx but he is not sure just yet. He is hoping and wishing that something special might happen at the Party, once the Mer People arrive.

I will give you a clue. See what you think!

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COMING TO THE PARTY AT POPPY’S PLACE

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Triflorians simply love parties and Poppy’s Place is simply the BEST place to have a party. This was a most important party because it was the PARTY FOR NO REASON AT ALL.

Even the Beings from the very middle of the Unfound Sea were coming and they hardly ever came out. It was so difficult to find the Unfound Sea again and so easy to attract the attention of the Trouble.

The Wizards had been at work designing a special airship to get the Beings of the Unfound  Sea to the Party and it seemed to be working very well indeed.

I shall see what I can find out from the Wizards and I will be right back to tell you what their plans are.

Remember! These are secret plans ! Do not tell anyone – at all !