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Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2013

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    I love your pun about the 'sirens'! Different and quirky, indeed- yet remarkable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2013

    Do-good the Sailor- Chapter 2

    Before long, Do-good deed stood at the helm of the Salty Sea-Hag with Spinach Head at her side. They had convinced Sinbad's crew to help them find their lost captain, and after removing a hornets nest from the mast, had been sailing for a couple of hours.<p>"The route shouldn't be too hard." North Star, the navigator, had said. "We sailed up it and back on our last voyage, of course, and it was all smooth sailing. Our first landmark will be a narrow crevice we hav to sail through." They were nearing the crevice now.<p>But when they got to the pass, they saw that a great avalamche had blocked the entrance. "Oh butterbiscuts!" Exclaimed North Star. "That was the only way though these treacherous cliffs. We're sunk!"<p>"What do we do?" Asked Spinach. Do-good thought about that for a while. "North Star, are you sure that this pass is the only way?" North Star replied anxiously. "Well, there is one other way, but it's unthinkable!!" Do-good turned her head to the side. "Why's that?"<p>"Well, a terrible threat guards this pass: the Sirens! Many a good crew and captain have atempted to cross this way, but ended abandoning ship and swimming to their own demise. The few survivors have all returned deaf and mute. It's a terrible threat!"<p>Do-good thought about what to do. "Wait! I have an idea!! Bring up that hornet's nest!!"<p>***<p>A few hours later, the Salty Sea-Hag sailed up through the Siren's Pass. Everything on board was as quiet as a mouse. Nopony dared to speak. About midway through the pass, Do-good thought to herself "Well, I haven't seen any sort of terrible thing yet. I guess the Sirens were just a myth after all.<p>Suddenly, the noise began. All at once, a set of red and blue flashing lights began flickering rapidly. And oh! The noise! It was as if ten dozen bombs were all exploding at once!! The police sirens continued to go off, but nopony on board the ship was affected by the deafening din. They simply sailed right on.<p>Then, seemingly from out of the cliff, a great giant stone statue of a pony moved through the sea with life of it's own. It dwarfed the sizeable ship of Do-goods by a considerable amount. It was made completely from stone, except for a police hat on it's head. All the while, the sirens kept wailing.<p> The stone statue spoke in a deep rumbling tone. "Halt travelers!" It said menacingly. No pony moved at first, till Sea Salt, a pegasus with an attitude, flew up to the stone statue's face. She yelled loudly. "Hey stone pony!! Turn down those sirens, will ya!?" The stone statue, shocked tat anyone had spoken to him at all, obliged. He gave the cliffside a sharp kick and the blinking lights and police sirens stopped.<p>As soon as this happened, every pony on board the ship took a wad of goo from each of their own ears. Spinach whispered to Do-good "That was a great idea, to stuff everypony's ears with beeswax. I could barely hear the stone statue talk!" Do-good smiled. "Even with the earplugs, the sirens were really loud!"<p>After conversing with the stone statue, Do-good discovered that he was a magical police officer, made from enchanted stone, who was placed there to warn people about the dangerous isles of Polyfemur ahead. But he had always been confused by the ponies reaction to him: they always jumped ship and tried to swim away! Do-good laughed. "Well officer, I think that ponies would listen to your warning more if you turned down your sirens. It hurts our ears! They aren't made of stone like yours!"

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    Posted March 2, 2013

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