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Monday, 7 February 2011

Maybelienes Sheep part 2

Sean rounded up the other sheep just after sunset and lead them off over the hills, you it is important for the farmer not to see them leave as it would cause the farmer to be anxious.

But off they went, over the hills, trundling along the roads and trudging through swamp filled paths.

'Do you know where we are going?' asked one of the sheep.

'Of course I know where I am going, I know this area like the back of my fleece' Sean replied in typical bullish fashion. Of course he really has no clue as to where he was going, its just the usual male matcho bravado of must bee right all the time and never admit to being lost. In that way sheep share a lot with certain human beings with the males claiming to be the dominant ones.

After a while they came to a big wood and by this point the sheep were hopelessly lost.

They pass a tree where a Torney Owl purched, standing up on high in the branches

'Excuse me' bleated the Sheep.

The Owl twitched 'Twita-who are you?', he said as his beaded eyes scaled over the sheep.

The Owls are considered to be the brightest animals around and have an infinite knowledge of this land, they will literally know everything about the land.

'Do you know the way to Toms place?' asked Sean

'Its twit-a-woo miles over that way and far, far away. Over the hills in Mandaley' the owl said with an outstretched wing pointing to a thicket hill.

'Thank you' said the sheep.

So off they went with Sean taking the lead as they began to make the upward climb up the steep slope of the hill, making their way through rough foliage and scaling rocky faces.

Sean was doing his best to keep all everyone of the sheep in check.

'Are you alright?' He shouted to the back of the flock when scaling a particularly sharp drop.

He knew it was important to keep the sheep together as wolves lurked in the woods.

'Sean we need a break as the nippers are tired' said one sheep referring to her lambs. So they stopped on the edge of a near by brook where they took a short rest.

Sean was admittedly a sheep who took responsibility to heart. This admittedly did make him at times a bit paranoid as he watched over the flock, flinching as he kept on thinking that wolves were near by.

He had had bad experiences in the past with the battles with the wolves, they had really scarred him and had made him in way suspicious of all movement.

'Right, wakey, wakey' said Sean poking the other sheep to wake them up.

'We have got to get going' he said as the other sheep took to their feet.

'We cant be too far now as there is a little opening over there, said Sean pointing over to a clearing.

He lead the sheep away from the brook and through the clearing which paved the way for a big open field which was guarded by a battered withern Scare Crow.

'who goes there?' creaked a voice as the Sheep approached The scarecrow.

'We are very lost sheep, looking for Toms place. Do you know where it is?'

The Scarecrow turned its head creating a creaking sound as he mooved

'you see the trail of smoke in the sky coming from the corner of the field'

The sheep looked up and sure enough there was a trail of smoke in the sky coming from one corner of the field. The Sheep were used to seeing lines of smoke coming from the farm house, but they had never see it quite so thick.

'Follow the trail it will lead to his house' said the Scarecrow flailing a withered hand.

'Thank you' said the Sheep.

as they made their way across the field little knowing they were about to come to the border of Somewhere and Nowhere.

Upon the other side of the field the sheep came to a sharp cliff drop. sean peeped his head over the drop following the smoke trail to a house that lay directly bellow the cliff.

Now I know what you are probably thinking, who would be daft enough to build a house directly underneath a cliff? well all I can say is that people were so desperate to be a part of Somewhere that they would quite literally build anywhere. They built on The sides of mountains, buses, Trees, quite literally anywhere. Some poor sod even built a house on top of an aeroplane.

The air was black from all the smoke, the sheep weren't quite used to its intensity.
The longer Sean peered off the edge of the cliff the more he noticed the big buildings in the background towering into the skies.

'Where Are We Sean' asked the Sheep

'We are Somewhere' said sean in a puzzled tone


'You know where, we came from Nowhere so this Must be Somewhere' he said eyeing up the mass forrest of buildings rising up ine distance.

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