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Elliot's Amazing Adventures No 01 - The Scary Vivleego
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By Linda Farrelly
It was a winter's morning; the snow was on the ground,
Mum was cooking lots of food, Grandad was coming round.
Grandad always brought a present, Elliot could hardly wait,
As he heard Grandad's car pull up, he rushed to the front gate.
Grandad had two parcels, one was red and one was green,
Wrapped in the strangest paper Elliot had ever seen,
What's inside them Grandad? Can we open them and see?
You take the red, said Grandad, the green one is for me.
As Elliot tore the paper off, much to his surprise,
Inside was a big red bus, with a face and two blue eyes,
As he stared at the big red bus his heart began to sink,
Don't worry we've not finished yet, said Grandad with a wink,
Now we'll open up the green one, this will show us what to do,
Elliot's eyes began to stare, as the word MAGIC came in view,
Inside the package was some powder, in a bottle with a cork,
And when Grandad shook it, the bus began to talk.
Hello, my name is Basil; I can take you anywhere,
Elliot squealed with excitement, then fell off his chair.
What's going on? Mum shouted, Grandad thought it best to move,
Things were starting to get noisy, he thought Mum might not approve.
Grandad told Elliot the story, how Basil was his toy,
Given to him by a wizard, when he was a small boy,
He told of journeys to different worlds, strange things he'd come upon,
But the best of all said Grandad; no one knew that I had gone.
Elliot looked at Grandad; the bus was very small,
Grandad, I can't fit in there he said, I am far too tall!
It's time to go said Basil, come on Elliot, jump inside
There are problems down in monster land; we're going for a ride.
Grandad took a pinch of powder, and gave Elliot a wink,
As he sprinkled it upon his hand, Elliot began to shrink.
Smaller and smaller he became, and Basil grew and grew,
He jumped on board Basil, pressed the bell, and flew.
Out of the bedroom window, then high into the sky,
I hope that we make it in time, said Basil with a sigh,
The sky seemed to change colour, below them orange sand,
He heard the ting of Basil's bell as they came into land.
The Scary Vivleego
Elliot looked all around; there were things he'd never seen,
All the trees were shiny blue, and the sky above was green.
There was silence all around him, a red bird fluttered in the sky,
Then in between the silence, he thought he heard a cry,
Elliot was feeling very brave, with Basil by his side,
He thought he saw a little man, and watched him run and hide.
Slowly Elliot crept up, he was sure he heard a groan,
Who are you? a voice said, go away, leave me alone.
I think we've come to help you, said Elliot with a grin,
You seem quite nice, the voice said, but I'm not sure about him!
Basil gave a loud ting, and the voice came into view,
He was shaped like a potato, I'm mash, how do you do.
In the distance Elliot heard a roar, quick hide, was Mash's cry,
It's the giant Vivleego, and I'm too young to die.
My people are all starving; he gobbles everything in sight,
We have very little food left, and he's too big to fight.
Let's have a closer look said Basil, Elliot jumped on the bus,
I'm sure a scary ogre, will be no match for us.
They flew across the orange sand, and landed with a bump,
In the distance came a chilling roar, that caused them both to jump,
The ground around began to shake, a large shape came into view,
He's getting nearer Elliot said, whatever shall we do?
Nearer and nearer the Vivleego came, and they soon could plainly see,
This scary scary monster, who was taller than a tree,
His head was like a cauliflower, with bright red tomato eyes.
His arms were huge cucumbers, and he reached up to the skies.
We're taking off again said Basil, grab that bottle with a spout
I'll hover just above his head, you pour some of the powder out.
There was a roar, and then a scream, the Vivleego span round and round,
The sand began to shudder, as he sank into the ground.
Hold on, we're coming in to land, said Basil with a grin,
Don't look so happy Elliot, we haven't seen the last of him.
Mash ran across the sand, with friends who'd heard the quake,
Introducing Chips and Jacket, and his best friend Bake.
Leave him in the ground they shouted, all he ever did was take!
Shovel some more sand in, but he looks so sad said Bake.
Help me out, a tiny voice said; Elliot could not believe his eyes,
Grandad's magic powder had shrunk the ogre down, Mash sized.
As he had been rotating, and twisting round and round,
The sand beneath had caved in, he was stuck fast in the ground.
I'll help you out said Elliot, or should I leave you there?
There's enough food for everyone, but you must learn to share.
GET ME OUT! please get me out, the tiny Vivleego cried,
I'm sure I can be very good, I've never really tried.
I've really been quite lonely, said the Vivleego with a blush,
Mash said, we'll give you one more chance! Elliot got back on the bus.
They left behind the orange sand, and flew into the bright green sky,
As his home came into view, Elliot gave a sigh.
Will there be more adventures Basil, more lands we can explore?
Basil flew in through the window, and stopped by the bedroom door.
Your dinners ready Elliot said Mum, handing him a drink
Elliot sat down next to Grandad, who gave Elliot a wink.
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