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Elliots Amazing Adventures No 35 - Double Trouble
 
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Children's Story: Elliots Amazing Adventures No 35 - Double Trouble by Linda Farrelly
 

Basil's draw slowly opened, and his blue eyes began to stare,
He was quite amazed to see Grandad was standing there.
"I didn't mean to wake you, I'm sorry" Grandad said,
"Could I have a chat with you?" and he sat on Elliot's bed.
 
"Elliot's mum is very worried and not quite sure what to do,
Elliot's been very grumpy lately, has he been grumpy with you?
Have you noticed a change in him?" Basil flew over to the bed,
"He's worried about tests at school, that's the problem." Basil said.
 
"He's been very bad tempered, one day he yelled at me!
That really isn't like him, but I just can't make him see.
I keep telling him he's grumpy, YES I am worried too,
I've thought about it quite a lot, and I was going to talk to YOU!
 
Can't you speak to the Wizard; ask him to cast a little spell?
Could he do Elliot's homework, and make sure that he does well."
Grandad laughed out loudly, and then he shook his head.
"I can't ask the Wizard that! It's Elliot's homework." Grandad said.
 
Basil frowned "Well ask him to cast a spell so that Elliot can see
How horrible he's being.....especially to ME!"
Basil's bell began to ring; a new adventure was on the way.
Elliot rushed in moaning, "I don't have time for this today!
 
Children's Story: Elliots Amazing Adventures No 35 - Double Trouble by Linda Farrelly
 
Can't we go another day; I've got too much to do!
Look at all the mess in here and THAT'S because of YOU!
You've been so untidy lately!" Basil's bell began to ring,
"IT WASN'T ME!" he shouted "I haven't touched a thing!"
 
"You're needed on an adventure, I'll fetch the powder." Grandad said,
"Just for once" said Elliot "can't you go instead?"
Grandad frowned, "Elliot what is wrong, aren't you feeling well?"
Elliot shrugged as Grandad whispered "Perhaps we DO need a spell.
 
DOUBLE TROUBLE
 
While Elliot begins to shrink I'll think what I can do,
Normal spells aren't going to work; we'll need something new,
Elliot needs to see himself so that he can understand,
I'll speak to the wizard before you come in to land."
 
They flew out through the window, into the bright blue sky,
"I know you're fed up" Basil said, "but Elliot, can't you try,
Forget about school for a while, concentrate on this instead,
Just be Elliot for a bit, you might enjoy it." Basil said.
 
Elliot huffed and then he puffed, he was feeling very blue.
Basil was really worried and not quite sure what to do,
Elliot didn't say a word as they came into land.
Then Elliot glared, "You're just a bus! How could you understand?"
 
In the distance someone yelled, "WHAT ARE YOU TWO DOING HERE?
This is my adventure CLEAR OFF!" Then the strangest sight grew near,
Basil blue eyes opened wide and Elliot could only stare,
Both transfixed in amazement as another Elliot stood there.
 
Children's Story: Elliots Amazing Adventures No 35 - Double Trouble by Linda Farrelly
 
They began to shout and argue, Basil didn't quite know what to do,
One Elliot was bad enough, but now Basil had two,
Basil shone his head lights, as they both continued to shout.
Basil sighed, "The wizards done it this time, how do I sort THIS out?"
 
Basil headlights froze them to the spot and Basil gave a groan,
"I need some help" said Basil "I can't do this on my own."
There was a crash, and a bang, and then a great big bump,
Out of the sky a fairy landed, sitting on an old tree stump.
 
"DON'T SAY A WORD!" she shouted, "This wasn't my idea,
the Wizard sent ME to sort this out; it's not my choice to be here!
Something has gone very wrong; there's been a big mistake,
The Wizards got his spells mixed up; I think he needs a break.
 
He wants to try to help you, but he really needs a rest,
Just lately he's cast lots of spells and got things in a mess,
He tried to create a mirror so he wished upon a star,
To show Elliot's reflection but I'm afraid he's gone too far.
 
He thought if he could see himself Elliot would realise" she said,
"How grumpy he's become, but now there are two Elliot's instead."
There was a bump and then a crash, and tumbling through the air,
An army of little men appeared, Basil could only stare.
 
"Hello, I'm Bob" the first man said "I think we've met before,
The wizards sent us down here to help you with this chore,
Has anybody got a plan, we will take our lead from you,
We are here to take instructions so tell us what to do!"
 
"I DON'T KNOW!" said Basil, "I am really at a loss,
Didn't the Wizard TELL YOU? He's supposed to be the boss!"
There was a flash, Basil looked up and floating through the air,
The sock fairy entered, complete with her own chair.
 
Children's Story: Elliots Amazing Adventures No 35 - Double Trouble by Linda Farrelly
 
"What's going on?" she grumbled, "The wizards got me out of bed,
My spells have all gone rusty, I'm too old for this." she said,
"GOOD GRACIOUS!" she shouted "is that Elliot's twin?
I didn't realise" she said "that there was two of him."
 
They all looked at each other as the frozen Elliot's stood there.
The sock fairy gave a sigh, and sat down on her chair,
"Would you tell me what's going on, I've not got a clue." she said,
"There's a fairy here already, I want to get back to my bed."
 
Basil explained the problem; the fairy gasped and blinked her eyes,
"I suppose the wizard sent me" she said, "because I'm old and wise.
UNFREEZE THEM!" she shouted, "and let them fight it out,
We can't solve this problem with them both standing about."
 
Basil flashed his head lights muttering "This doesn't make sense."
"Right" said the sock fairy, "stand back, let battle commence."
Both Elliot's eyes opened wide and their shouting filled the air,
Although everyone was watching they didn't seem to care.
 
Children's Story: Elliots Amazing Adventures No 35 - Double Trouble by Linda Farrelly
 
"YOU'RE HORRIBLE!" one shouted, "GET OUT OF HERE, CLEAR OFF."
"YOU'RE JUST NASTY" yelled the other, Basil gave a nervous cough.
"One of them will give in," the fairy said, "just you wait and see.
I know what I'm doing, that's why the wizard sent for me.
 
SOCK IT TO HIM!" yelled the fairy "give as good as you get,
You're slowing down" the fairy said, "and no one's winning yet!"
The second Elliot turned to go, defeated by the first.
The sock fairy waved her wand and they all watched him disperse.
 
Children's Story: Elliots Amazing Adventures No 35 - Double Trouble by Linda Farrelly
 
"HE WASN'T REAL!" she shouted; "don't look at me that way,
I'm here to sort the Wizards plan, he wasn't meant to stay,
He wanted Elliot to see himself, and how nasty he has been,
He won't remember this at all, he'll think it was a dream."
 
Elliot's eyes glazed over and he began to shrink.
The sock fairy smiled, "Basil, take him home he needs time to think."
They flew into the bright blue sky their home was soon in view.
Basil was still worried and not quite sure what to do.
 
Grandad lifted Elliot out, and laid him on his bed.
"I need to know what happened, so I can help him." Grandad said,
Elliot's eyes began to open and his face began to beam,
"Grandad" he said, "I'm pleased you're here, I had an awful dream.
 
I'm so sorry I've been horrible, I didn't realise,
I've just been so worried." and tears came to his eyes.
"In my dream I was so awful, but it has made me see,
I was horrible to everyone that really cares for me."
 
"I think you should go to sleep now." said Grandad with a grin,
He pulled the covers over, and then he tucked him in.
Basil flew over to his draw, and then he rang his bell,
"It's been a long day" Basil yawned "I need some sleep as well."
 
In a second they were fast asleep and Grandad began to go.
Now Grandad's are special, there isn't much that they don't know,
When your' feeling angry and the worlds horrible to you,
Have a chat with someone special, they'll know what to do.

 
 
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