Sunday, 2 November 2014
(Alice Through the Looking Glass) or Harry Potter Returns from the Dead. . . . PART TWO
As young Higgs enters Kings Cross Station he is confronted by a large crowd looking at the arrivals/departure board and complaining. It appears that it is a bad time of year for trains and the track is presently covered in the wrong sort of leaves. But he does know that he needs to head of towards platform 9¾ (well lets face it Harry Potter and his mates let slip enough times in films so it is hardly a secret) where he is expected to run at a wall. As he ponders this; no one in their right mind runs at walls without a bit of thinking, he hears a voice behind him shouting
I say you with the mummified cat in the glass jug I do hope you don’t plan to run at that wall
Well I was thinking about it
Well I WOULDN'T because it’s been bricked up after all those children started running at it all the time
As Young Higgs turned round he was confronted by a girl with long hair wearing Victorian clothing, a large white rabbit with a pocket watch and identical twins complaining about the wrong kind of leaves.
Well if IT’S bricked up where do I catch the TRAIN?
The ladies toilets
Yes the mirror in the ladies toilet, you need to pass through the looking glass.
Come on, the flamingos will distract the masses for a bit and we can catch the train
With that a huge flock of flamingos started running up and down the platforms of Kings Cross Station and the small and rather diverse group of travellers vanished down into the ladies toilets and clambered though the looking glass (mirror). Where Young Higgs found himself standing next to the Hogwarts Express alone in a haze of steam and smoke. A rather startled Station Master looked at him , stared at his ticket and after a moment said
Well it’s been a long time since anyone turned up for this train
Where are the others said young Higgs
A Victorian girl called
A large white rabbit and grumbling identical twins Alice
Ooooo no one here that looks like that sir, Time to board . . . . you may as well go first class as you are the only passenger.
Confused Higgs enters a rather nice compartment in first class an settles down. As he does
, the White Rabbit and the Twins all
emerge from the luggage rack. Alice
WHAT said Young Higgs
We don’t have tickets so we hid, And besides we are entirely in the wrong story anyway because we are on the run from the Wicked Witch of the West and have been pursued by a large ticking crocodile for ages. It really is rather annoying.
It all seemed a bit odd to young Higgs, particularly when a large flock of pink flamingos ran past heading towards the refreshment carriage
As the steam from the engine passed the window and the gently rhythm of the wheels on the track slowly sent them all of to sleep they knew that ahead lay adventure and exciting wizard stuff and possibly more flamingos.
To be Continued