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INTRODUCTION

The old willow gently sways in the breeze of this new day . It's been there so many , many years , that it seems down right ageless . It grows great , stong , free and It has stood and held its ground against terrible storms .
It's been hit by bolts of lightning and fierce winds raged at its branches, but wide and high it stands. The mighty trunk holds history and old secrets are carved into it's wooden skin , by many passerbys , over the long, long years.
Far into the large and wonderful park , where it is located , it stands , seemingly low in the gully , at the far end of the outfield of the old and now
abandoned baseball diamond. Beside the tree meanders a small clean and clear creek and edges of a old farm stone wall peeks out from underneath
mosses and brambles.
Now if you were to look down into that scene , on this very day, you would see five bright young people , gathered around under the canopy of
this gentle giant of a tree.
Here we have Jimmy , a boy of adventure and wonder , and Katie, who is his younger sister , full of creativity, Ellen ,her best neighbor friend ,who shares in the fun and crafts , we also see , Sam along with Willie , who are
Jimmy's good, school friends , for they live at different sides of the city, but come visit each other on the weekends.
So this willow tree , which they like to come to when they are all together , to tell their made up stories , serves as a inspiration for their minds eye tree, a tree they like to call "THE GOBLIN TREE ".
The chant they have goes like this :

1. WHERE GROWS THE GOBLIN TREE !
2. IN THE DEEP FOREST OR THE WOODS EDGE ?
3. UP A HILL OR IN A HOLLOW ?
4. WE ALL KNOW WHERE IT IS !
5. BUT WE DON'T TELL !!
ALL. GOBLIN TREE GOBLIN TREE
HOME OF THE GOBLIN GRIN
GOBLIN TREE GOBLIN TREE
STORIES OF THE GOBLIN KIN

These are a few of their stories that revolve around the goblin tree........

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JIMMY'S STORY

The notorious Hec Heckle of Grumbel Garble

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In the lands known as Somewhere Else , off the beaten path into the darker side of the forest , in a little known corner , there alone stands a door.
Just a door ? Not quite , this is a very different door , it is an old worn wooden door weather beaten and seemingly forgotten , but that is not so.
With no building nor fencing attached , it whispers and beckons the wayward hiker.
Carved into it , it is written "WELCOME" but hanging [ not neatly nailed , I may add] under it , a sign stating "IF YOU DARE ". Would you do it ? Ah we know the answer to that .


Well , you see , this strange door , is the entrance [ not an exit though ] to a village , that a tribe of trolls have taken for their own . A place of mosses , molds , muds ,and of bad smells. There they live , in spite of anything and everything always grumbling about this or about that especially if something or someone looks abit "tidy" . Rough and harsh are their ways , voices so hoarse , that when they speak it's quite garbled which of coarse is just the way they want it . This is why they named their village --


Just the way they dislike like it or like disliking it , to them it really doesn't matter or how many of them there may be as you see on there signpost .
Back in the day , there was quite a rucuss over that sign . As some wanted it to read "who wants to know " still others insisted on " why should we tell " but Hec Heckle had his way and it is what it is . Did I mention Hec Heckle - oh yes there was a particular troll named Hec Heckle .............
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Hec Heckle was not only large [ for a troll ] , he was also much more verbally quick , quicker than all the other trolls of their village. He knew what to say and just how to say it , as to make others tear at their ratty raggedly hair and pull on their uneven beards . He knew when to say it at the most nastiest times , so that he flatly won many an augument [ usually of nothing important].
Hec Heckle was definitely the lord of the longest , loudest and most horrible burping and he drank deep into the bottom of the darkest and fowlest smelling barrel of troll ale [ you really don't want to know what the ingredients are ! ]



So Hec was surely something else , the greatest at the troll toll bridge game of haggleling toll in and out , over and under with those [ trolls and non-trolls ] whom had need to cross the bridge , and that what really made him so notorious .
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You see, to get to Grumble Garble from the path down from where the welcome sign stands , travelers, visitors must , I say must , cross through the enchanted swampy mess and creeks of this rugged forest , and thats why the bridge was built.Now as to how , well that a whole other story , and maybe someday Ill tell that tale also .

The bridge is actually very long , as it stretches over the swampy creek and there are bell towers all along the way , to "ring the toll " and to let the guards know someone on the way .
The enchantment { from ages long forgotten } is that of opposite personality , just a touch of a droplet of water from the swamp will make the magic work and take hold . The only way the spell can be undone is to see the goblins at the goblin tree , and thats not so good , because , well just because .
Shifts at the toll bridge are purposely long and mean , just to make matters more miserable , which as its been told , the trolls of tollbridge take out their misery by takeing advantage [ with such glee !] of those who want to cross.
The toll ? Ah well the toll , the toll , well you see , its like this ; the toll can be many things . Maybe something one does't own or something they don't know . But most of the time , its money plus. Plus usually means clotheing, jewelry and the like . Now when out for fun , it requires haggleing and I should mention , some nasty words and actually the right combination of nasty words and tones alone can get one through in no time .

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Then one very warm and moist night when Hec happened to be on duty at the tollbridge entrance [ oh how he loved it ] a traveler , a humbled traveler , at that , was on a mission . A mission to purchase some very specially rare mushrooms , from a troll whom is well reknown for her market trade in mushrooms { only grown in this part of the lands known as Somewheres Else , well , for obvious reasons }.
This traveler spent most of the wee hours haggling with Hec about everything over and under the sun , the moon and stars . The poor fellow got so worn down , that he turned back empty handed and with a loss of some of his own items as well . This boasted Hec Heckles ego so high , that he bellowed his mightily horrible laughter so loud it shook the bridge ramp and the bell in the toll tower and echoed up and down the whole length of the bridge !
HHUHHAARRRAARR HARRAHAHAHARR HHHAAARRRHAHAHA HHUUHHAARRR AAHH HAHA HHECCHECHECHEC HECA HECA HHAARRDDYYHARHAR HAHA AH AAHH HAHAHAAAA HAW HE HAW HAW HAHAHA A !!!!!!
Something like that , but even worse than words can describe !
It weighed so very heavily at the back of the traveler , so head hunched over he muttered and waved his fist at the toll bridge and troll village in general as he left .
Well it turns out , you see , that the traveler just happens to be the trustworthy assistant for a masterful wizard , who resides many a league from the troll village. When the assistant finally arrived and told his tale , the wizard was very upset about the whole ordeal [ for he needed those mushrooms as part to a remedy he was working on for his ailing friend , the king of the lords of the clouds ].
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Standing on the highest deck of his spiraltower ,the wizard whos name is Oddis Sea was looking out over the valleylands , meditating on all the troubles , when an idea came flashing in bright light sparks of greens and blues into his mind and he laughed , oh he laughed a warm and funny laugh and smiled into the distant hills.
To speed up the trip , he got out his "flying machine" a mechical version of a great eagle bird and flew off to that corner of the forest where the doorway to the troll village lies. When he arrived he morphed himself into the likeness of his trustworthy assistant and proceeded through the door , down the trail into the opening where stands the welcomeing signpost and headed swiftly to the troll tollbridge .
Staying in the shadows on this very electricifing night until Hec Heckle took to his shift at the tolltower { the wizard then set a short spell to suppend time , making it a very slow night }. Being extemely bored by this Hec was throwing stones at the owls and crushing bugs and thats when the incognito Oddis Sea approached . Hec brought out his lantern staff and stood still as a statue .
And he says something like -- HEY ! WHO'S OUT THERE , YA WANNA CROSS ERR NOT ! EN BEGONE YE FROM HERE , IF NOT !
Out from the shadows came a strangely familar figure , first Hec was stunned but then he laughed a short loud horrible laugh , Ye wanna try again er , he said so harshly { it makes my throat hurt just thinking about it }.
So the challenge began , this not being a battle / fight with swords , guns, laserbeams , or magic energy forces , this was a battle of lauguage , nasty words, negotiating tactics and haggling. These words , most of which are quite nasty , I cannot say here because it would rattle your good mind and upset your heart . One thing was certain , Hec was rageing , his eyes actually flashed with lightning bolts and smoke came from his nostrils.
At first Oddis Sea toyed with him , now he bent his serious mind to it , their voices thundered and actually created mini storms all around the bridge.
At that point , the wizard started to reveal his true identity and Hec heckle was so intence [ he was jumping up and down , pulling at his wild hair ] that it mattered not to him. Oddis Sea grew larger and larger even beyond his "usual" size . So to keep up with this Hec stepped up to the bridge climbing up onto the tollbell tower , higher and higher he went not even aware of it . now being at the very top of the steeple , he belted out his best , yet the wizard grew more and towered over him and gave Hec worse then he ever imagined anyone else could . Then Hec went into a maddenly wild laugh and not thinking about were he actually was, he went to jump up and down. When he did so , he slipped on the ratty old shingled steeple top and fell down , down over the side rails and into the swampy mess ! It went very quite and Oddis Sea 's time spell broke .............

As the morning sun rises and the birds chirp and the first bright rays of light pour through the thick trees.... We see laying face down in the enchanted waters one Hec Heckle , yet Hec picks himself up as mean as ever , but just for a few seconds than suddenly the changes accur and his fellow trolls come gather around on the edge of the bridge and there is a low aahh sigh which turns their grins into garbled giggles then into outright laughing as all are pointing at him. Bewildered , the changed Hec looks all about himself.
Oddis Sea standing there happy that his plan worked, with a wink at his eye spoke up saying , come my fine fellow , I know someone who needs you to greet visitors to their gardens .
FIN

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As Jimmy ended his tale , he and his good friends smiled and they congraduated him on his story and he said "you know , that new garden gnome my granpop gave my mom ,yesterday ,ha, well that got me thinking."
and so they all got up from sitting under the tree and left that wonderful ole willow to its own stories , til , that is , next time .
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KATIE'S STORY-POEM

Flora Mora { the flower eater }
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Oh Flora , Oh Flora Mora
you funny little faerie creature
can anyone catch a glimpse of you
can anyone notice there
down inbetweenx the flowers fair
all bright in the light beams
of the solar powers that be
{ also pale in the night shadows
your sillie sounding snoozing }
the colours that you share with
peddles and blooms of all sorts
are so much alike that maybe
maybe , yeah may be you are really
a flower also { because ya know }
I heard a tale told
that of long ages ago
in a strange { but wonderful } world beyonder
a world of strange things { ay to me anyway }
there is a land { among the waters and clouds }
that is known only as ; Somewheres Else

That this tale begins of an elven maiden
when in her childhood
one day at play in open fields of wild flowers
and with flowing streams amiss mighty oaks and great willows
this elf child wanted of those fine flowers
{ twitching in the breazes }
to dance , really , while she sang
elven fancy airs of love and romance
to come and join her in fun games
amongst wonderious garden displays ;
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So she brought to shape
a small faerie creature { of her own design }
made up of choices thoughtful
grasses, peddles, leaf and steem




From the finery of tended gardens
{ no less that of grand castle yards }
and with simple charms of child elf magic
gave faerie life to this tangle and weave puppet doll

Oh what fun , Oh what joy !
{ so this faerie exclaimed }
never a dull day shell be around here
not when there is many a graceful things to do
such as makeing flowery fashion chains






And adorning them onto young elven lass's
hair arrays
and the plucking at rose peddles { red , gold and white }
for those ; love me , love me not games
of fictional love affairs;
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though finally came the day
for a young maidens real love and courtly romance
a time to wed and bring forth
a new branch in family trees
and off she went to a household in the palace maze
{ cosily nestled in hillsides rolling }
caught up in well mannered styles
with socials of all types
receptions and recitals abounding
oh the celibrations and the like
leaving behind , forgotten , lonely for a time
in flowery fields and beds
a small and kind creature of leaf and peddle

so thy lovely faerie took up to nippling
at greenery stems and vines
and found them tasty to a delite
perhaps to forget a lonely state
oh , woe , elf lass hast not come to play
where hast elven maiden gone ?
gone away ? dear , gone away ?
to join the star spirits ?
will thou fair elf friend return
and make thy flower faerie happy
for to play at floral games once again ?
rich in purfumes and sweet { umm sweet } honeys
colours , bright and wonderful !

or come no more and think not of grand days
in deep and wide flower fields ?
tears come , tears go
{ faerie tears , it is said , of star sparkles and jewel dust
sad faces some , some glad faces
flow they on wings of wind to find
open ears to whisper into }
yet this slender fairie of leaf and peddle
loves this free life so
maybe chewing on stems and leaves
will give thyself strength to carry on ?

although at first
she was of green skin and thinly
later came a change
to tones of yellow
{ for the fondness of tasty dandy dandiloins }
and she did gain and grow to be plum
the bees , the bees do not bother either
for she has small charms to keep them distant
so as it is , the tale is told
it has not much more to say { of those days }
only says, time passed on and on
that the floral fairy creature
over lengthy time forgot , of the beginings
focused on future pathes
and found aquintinences
in many other creatures of the forest kind
a world beyond courtyard flower bowers ...........

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