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Honza and Dash: In the City of the Big Castle
Honza and Dash: In the City of the Big Castle

Season 1, Episode 5 · 1 year ago

05 - A Dandy Lion's Boot

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And though it can’t be seen from the ground, if you look carefully above the 11th hour, there is a little window.  This is Honza’s window. His curtains are closed. Something is amiss. Flicker fluttered outside of Honza’s home, just as the sun came up. “What’s this?” he asked himself. Flicker lived alone and so enjoyed talking to himself almost as much as talking to someone else. Almost as much. “Honza should be up by now. Why are his curtains closed?”

A story moment with Ponsa and Dash inthe city of the big castle get more episodes at story. Momentcom season, one episode: Five, a DandiLion's boot. There is a tower just off of Old TownSquare in the city of the big castle. On every side is a clock face, but the western side is the largest andthough it can't be seen from the ground. If you look carefully above theeleventh hour, there is a little window. This is Hans's window. His curraintsare closed. Something is a miss flicker fluttered outside of Hans'shome, just as the sun came up. What's this, he asked himself flicker livedalone and so enjoyed talking to himself almost as much as talking to some oneelse, almost as much Hans should be up by now. Why are hiscurrains closed? Flicker grabbed hold of an exposedbrick and held himself tight to the side of the tower he pecked his beakover and over on to Hans's window shortly, the curtains were pulled back.The window opened very slowly, yes, asked Hansa in a rough and quiet voice.The area around Hans's eyes was puffy...

...and red. His nose was watery and hekept coughing over and over o just checking on you. Your window isusually open by now. Oh you don't look so good. I don't feel so good whenever I swallowmy throat Burns and when I cough it feels as though I could breathe firebreathe fire. That sounds like a dragon. Wait, a tick! You must have dragon'sthroat, that's not good at all. You get back in bed and I'll get missus.shorttail she'll know what to do. Hansa, obeyed the instructions andcrawled back into his bed. He pulled his blanket tight up to his Chin andused this tail to stretch the bottom end of the blanket over his feet. Heclosed his eyes and drifted off to sleep when he woke up some time later.He noticed missus shorttail sitting in his reading chair a black fabird bagsitting in her lap right, you're, awake, missus shorttail. What are you doing here? Asked HanzaI'm here to get you healthy, flicker stopped me, as I was heading out to getsome vegetables for our breakfast missus shorttail rose from her seat andsat down on the edge of the bed. Next to Hanza, he says TSE. You have dragon's throat, Hanse, nodded missus shorttail, reachedinto her bag and pulled out a small wooden spoon open your mouth. Let'stake a look. Hansas shook his head and covered his lips with his hands m. He said still shaking his head.Missus shorttail gave from the kind of look that only mothers know and canmake a child do nearly anything. Hansa...

...slowly opened his mouth flickers right, Dragon's throat forshore Missus shorttail said you lie down again a little Danny LionRoot. Tea and you'll feel much better to morrow. Just then dash arrived, mom how's Hans,a feeling she asked not at all. Well I'll need you to runand get some dandylion root to soothe his throat. Take Martin with you. Dash's shoulders slumped she loved her little brother Martin,but she also thought he was quite bothersome. Sometimes missus shorttail gave dash the same.Look. She had Hanza Dash stood straight up. Yes, mom dashgrabbed Martin from her house and headed out of the Tower Dashdash. Doyou think we'll find a lot of Danny Lions? Like thousands said, Martin Dash turned around and tried to giveMartin her mother's special look, but either he didn't see it or she wasn'tdoing it right because he just kept on talking. You know we could split up. IBet I can find lots and lots of them before you can even say Dandy Lion, I'mthe best Dandy Lion Hunter. There is dash stopped right before the smalldouble doors that lead out of the old clock tower. She stared at Martin'seyes and furled. Her eyebrows, Martin, I'm getting the Dandylions Mam,wants you to come so that you can carry them not find them. I'm in charge we'renot splitting up and I'll lead the way. Martin stared back at his older sisterfor a moment dash wondered if she'd spoken too harshley. Would he startcrying? No such luck. She thought I'm going tocarry thousands of them. You find them dash and I'll carry them. Look at thesearms and look at this table. I'm ready...

...and you lead the way I'll follow dash. Let her head fall backward andsighed heavily come on outside the Tower Dash was careful tokeep her and Martin close to the Tower's wall. Hundreds of people were walking aboutin small groups. Martin put his hand on his sister's.Shoulder Hey, isn't that your friend flicker he pointed out a street lamp down theway a bit. It was the kind that has a long pole coming off the main post anda lamp hanging down. Flicker was holding tight with his claws to thelong pole and was turning circles over and over Whoa Oo said flicker, as heflipped around and around the pole. Flicker called out Dash, but the pigeon didn't hear her, so sheyelled louder, but he just kept flipping around and around come on.Martin Dash and Martin climbed the main post and edged themselves out on to thelong pole when flicker saw them on one of his rotations. He slowed to a stophanging upside down, funny meeting you here Dash Martin How's Hansa. Did heburn anyone with his dragon's throat yet get it dragon? Burne ha mom says he needs some dandylion rootto make him some tea. Have you seen any replied Dash Seen Anni Ha Seen Anny Ho?Have I seen any daddy lions? Of course not? No. I haven't seen any. I cantwirl a few more times in look if you like, Dash, sat and stared out onto thesquare flicker returned to his twirling. I don't get it. There should bethousands of them this time of year. They grow in every crack between thestones in the street...

...flicker swung round and perched besideher together with Martin. They scanned the square, nothing. We can do a flyabout offered. Flicker there's got to be some somewhere yeah that could workdash, said Martin stood up and held out his hands.NOP. Not Me, I'm a mouse, not a bird. The girl looked at Martin, of course,you're, not a bird look at your ears, they're big, but you can't fly with him.Dash interrupted Martin, it's easy and it's fun. Flicker gives Hans and merides all the time. Martin stared back a dash. He must have watched his motherbefore because he matched her special look perfectly fine said Dash. Throwing your hands upin the air. Ficker will take the ground. Can you be our eyes in the clouds? Ifyou think you see some just give us the signal we'll head east towards thetrain station, there's a big field. There flicker clocped his feet togetherand gave dash a little salute with his wing Aye Ay captain, and he was off meanwhile dash and marked and climbedthe nearest building and then going from roof to roof and across laundrylines in wire, headed towards the train station. You know, Martin, it wouldhave been a lot easier to fly, see flickers way ahead of us. Martin didn't reply, AH THOUGHT DASH. First, he won't stoptalking now. He won't respond at all as dash crossed over a wire on to thefinal building before the big field near the train station. She spottedflicker diving over and over on to the same spot. There was something yellowin the grass there flickers found some he's signalling US yelled ash, as shekept running. Martin didn't say anything dash climbed down an old rusty water.Pipe flicker was waiting for her on the...

...street in his beak. He clutched a yellowrubber boot. He dropped it to the ground when she arrived. Look what I found. Isn't it great? Hesaid Dash furled, her eyebrow. Why do you have that boot? What do you meansaid flicker, it's what you aske for see. Look at the picture on the side ofthe boot Dash turned the boot over printed on the side was the image of aroaring lion. Isn't it perfect that lion should heal Hansa's dragon'sthroat? No problem, just like you said a lion boot Dandy. Isn't it dash slapped her hand to her forehead?No flicker? I said Dandy. Liin root, not a Dandied Lion, boot Martin. Weneed to keep looking. She turned around to face her brother except Martin.Wasn't there dash called out his name and ran back and forth down the street,but she could not find him. He must still be on. One of the roof tops saidDash. She quickly scaled the water pipe. She just come down. Flicker met her atthe top. I don't see him Dash. The boot was now stuck on his head. Will youdrop the boot? Please said Dash Flicker did as she asked and bent over pushingthe boot off of his head. He must be somewhere around here, I'm going to goback the way I came. Why don't you fly ahead again? Flicker darted, off and dash beganretracing their roote, calling out Martin's name as she went after runningacross five roof tops and seeing no sign of Martin. She sat down to catchher breath as she turned her head from side to side, searching for any sign ofher brother, something yellow caught...

...her attention. Far Off on the oppositebuilding she walked towards the Yellow, as she neared the edge of the roof. Shestared at the red brick of the next building and right there growing out ofa crack between the bricks were four or five dandy lion stocks. Yes Dash saidpumping her arm now. If we could just find Martin, butbefore she could finish her sentence, she looked above the patch ofdandylions right above the yellow flowers. was her brother hanging onwith one hand and reaching towards them? Martin had climbed down from the roofof the near by building using each brick as a hold lowered himself towardsthe Dannyline. as he approached the plaet, he looked out beyond the flowershe saw his sister on the opposite: Roof waving her hands back and forth. Shewas yelling something, but he couldn't hear he yelled back see dash. I toldyou I to find the Dandy Lions. Look at me. I got them dash could see. Martinwas staring at her, but he wasn't stopping. She looked around and sawflickers soaring, just above her. She waved her hands and flicker swoop downbeside her flicker we've got to help Martinpointing to the opposite wall, flicker, bent, low and dash climbed on his backtogether. They fluttered across the stretch of the alleyway between thebuildings as flicker approached Martin. He flapped his wings hard to maintainhis position. Martin Clung to the wall as theflapping caused a windstorm that nearly blew him off. Flicker you have to back off a bityelled the ash over the noise of his wings. Go beneath him, flicker flew several feet below MartinDash tried calling out to him again, but Martin couldn't hear her over theflapping...

...dash watched as Martin held on to thewall with one hand and then using his other hand, bolth his feet and his tailgrabbed hold of each of the Danny Lion's stems here. We go yelled out Martin and witha great shove he pushed off from the wall and used the weight of his body toYank the Dandelion from the crack. Martin fell through the air. Oh No, hefell. Yelled ash scared for her little brother Martin gripped the Dande liontightly in less than two seconds. He had landed right on flicker's back justbehind ash WOWHO. That was fun. Let's do that again. Yelled Martin Flickerfelt the weight of Martin and carefully flew the two mices back to the roof ofthe near. My building, Bhefore Dash could say anything and truly she had alot to say. Martin spoke up. Did you see that? Did you see it whoo? That wasgood. You must saw that I couldn't pull the Danny Lions out. Didn't you didn'tyou when you flew next to me, you couldn't hear me over the noise. I wassaying that we'd have to find some other ones somewhere else, but then yousweep down below me and, Oh boy, that's perfect. I thought so. I dropped downon the Danny Lions and used all my weight to Yank em out wow, goodthinking, dash, Dashe didnit know what to say. As hewas talking, she tried in vain to give Martin her mother's special look, butnow she broke out in a smile weren't. You scared. She asked him. Of course Iwas scared. It's scary, especially when I realized ihad had to FYM FICKER'sback. Then Why d'd You do it asked Dash because Hans I sick. He needs it. Dash looked at her brother throughproud eyes. Flicker, on the other hand, stuck his beag right in front ofMartin's face what's wrong. With my back, he asked and everyone laughed...

Martin showed dash the four DannylionesDems he'd found each had a top with bright, yellow petals, a long stem manyleaves and right there at the bottom of each or Nice fat roots. It seems Hehad found the only DannyLions left in the city of the big castle dash turned to flicker. Can you carrythese back to our mom? Hansan needs them soon, Martin, and I can walk. No,it's okay. I don't mind. Flying now said. Martin are you sure, asked at, ofcourse, he's sure interrupted fliffer? Why wouldn't he want me to fly him?Just look at me: I'm a flying machine. The three flew back to the clocktowerin the centre of Old Town Square flicker, dropped the two mice near thedouble doors and took the roots up to Hans's window by the time dash andMartin had made it up the big rope that leads to the passageway and down thecorridor of the tower village to Hansa's home in the far corner of thewall. The tea was nearly ready, missus shorttail, cut and washed a small chunkof the root and then cut it much smaller, almost like a powder, then shesteeped the root powder in a pot of boiling water. For a few minutes we cansave the Greens and petals to eat later to night said: Missus shorttail andyour father can cut up and dry out this roote to store it. For later. You can always use some Danny Lin root. You mean a Dandy Lion's boat askedflicker, who had stuck his beak through Hans's window, Dash, Martin and flicker, just laughedand laughed while Hansa and missus shorttail scrunched up their eyebrowsin confusion, while Hansa sipped on the tea dashrecounted the story of how they'd found the Dandylions at first missus shorttail gave Martinthat look which made him sit up...

...straight in his chair. But then shesoftened and said Well Don Martin Hanza finished his tea and dash helped tuckhim back in bed. Mom, says you'll feel better by toMorrow Hansa smiled and turned towards Martin and Missus shorttail, who werepacking everything back into missus shorttail's black bag. Thank you forhelping me to day, Martin. I already feel so much better. Martin grabbed hismother's bag to carry it for her and then said no problem, that's what youdo for family remember with each episode. You ditboth the audio ANP epend, put them on all your devices and choose in nitseries at story moment. Ot Tom, we HOLP YOU Wenjoyd, hung in dash an t say ofthe bag castle ierite to thuand. Sixteen.

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