Saturday, 5 September 2015
The Tower, the Wizards and the Peasant Girl . . starring a Master Voldemort as special guest
My page views have dropped like a stone falling off a tall tower in the last couple of days and that has given me an idea so here goes. I don’t know where it will all end but Tally Ho lets start writing
A tale of Wizards and why one of them got very grumpy.
Well as we all know the most prestigious Wizard school in all the kingdom is the
for Young Wizards, not that other one that folk go on about. But to get into
Charmspells each of the young wizards has to pass a test, if they fail they are sent off to that other rather more well know Wizard school. Each year a
different person is chosen to set that years test by the ancient Speaking Stones
of Wisdom in the Fabled Forest of Eternal Whispers. A place where even wizards
eventually go mad from all the eternal whispering. Each year the Speaking Stones of Wisdom would announce the
name of a grand wizard or legendary witch or warlock to set the challenge for
the young hopefuls. Charmspells Academy
But then one year the Speaking Stones of Wisdom said Vanilla Pickcall . . . . . Well no one knew who Vanilla Pickcall was and the kingdom was searched high and low until a young peasant girl was found working as a servant in the
beyond the Hills of Echo. It
was very confusing but the ancient Speaking Stones of Wisdom had spoken and so
it was that young Vanilla was given the task of setting the test. Tower of Diversity
She set the test at the top of the Tower of Diversity which against one of its walls was the Forest of Eternal Whispers, against the second wall was The Sea of Mysteries, against the third was the Quick Sands of Illusion and against its forth was a long lawn and the path to the tower. The task the young wizards had to perform was to throw a pebble from the top of the tower, collect it and return to the top of the tower in only 10 minutes. The Young wizards were all allowed to climb the tower to study it first before they had to return one at a time to perform the task.
Well young wizards can be rather precocious and the worst of these was a young wizard called Master Voldemort and he turned his pebble into a frog then back into a pebble and then made it hover high above his head. He and his friends thought the test was foolish and simple and paid no attention at the top of the tower and called Vanilla the young servant a fool. Only a Miss Watson and a Master Black appeared to study the top of the tower worried that it all looked too simple.
After the young wizards once again reached the base of the tower each in turn was allowed to return to the top of the tower but once there the sky was black and it was impossible to tell which side was which. You see Vanilla had asked the grand wizard who owned the tower to turn the sky black which meant only those who had looked with care at the tower and listened to the noises of the forest, the sea and the quick sands would know the safest place to throw their pebble. And so it was that Miss Watson and a Master Black who had studied to the surrounding noises knew where to throw their pebbles to be able to recover them quickly, returning to the top of the tower, and so passing the test.
One by one the other young wizards failed as they threw their pebbles into the quick sand, the sea or the forest meaning they were unable to find them. Finally young Master Voldemort took his turn and attempted to use all the magic he knew to see through the blackness but it was to no avail. As time was running out, in anger he threw his pebble into the dark void. As he listened he heard it bounce on the path of the lawn safely below and he rushed to collect it, but arrived two seconds too late back at the top and so was told he could not go to the prestigious
for Young Wizards and would have to go to the other one. He was furious to be beaten by a young servant girl and
charged into the Charmspells Academy to
complain to the Speaking Stones of Wisdom themselves, who he blamed for this.
But he got lost for several weeks and when he finally returned was not the same
ever again, because as we know the Forest
of Eternal Whispers will
turn even the hardiest of wizards completely mad. Forest
of Eternal Whispers
But he did go on to make a bit of a name for himself before finally having his entire plans ruined by another young wizard who had also failed the same test many years later.