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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 14 · 6 months ago

14 - A Stormy Time

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Honza bent down to examine a yellow flower, just popping its head through the soil and snow. “Dash, come look at this. It’s just a baby. It hasn’t even opened its eyes yet.” When Dash didn’t respond, Honza left the flower and went off to find her. 

A story moment with Pansa and Dash in thecity of the big castle get more episodes at story moment: Com season, one episode, fourteen a stormytime there is a tower just off of Old TownSquare in the city of the big castle on every side is a clock face, but thewestern side is the largest and though it can't be seen from the ground. Ifyou look carefully above the eleventh hour, there is a little window. This is Hans's window. Hansa is a very brave field. Mousethough he is not from the city of the big castle, like his best friend Dash,he has made his home in the village of the tower mice. His curtains are opento day. There must be adventure, Hansa, bent down to examine a yellowflower. Just popping its head through the soil and Snow Dash. Come look atthis. It's just a baby. It hasn't even opened its eyes. Yet, when Dash didn't respond, Hansa leftthe flower and went off to find her dash dash where'd you go. He shouted still no reply. He scanned the forest floor, searchingas far as he could see. The thick grove of Maple trees made it challenging tosee far in the distance he saw the...

...leaves rustle on a Berry Bush dash when he approached the bush. There wasnothing there well, nothing except the first berries of the season, Hans, a pulled, a juicy red berry fromthe Bush and held it with both his arms wrapped around it, bringing it to hismouth gotcha yelled dash in his ear andpoking him in the back tag. You're, it tag we're playing tag. Now I was justabout to have a snack. You can snack later we're going to beout here all day. We've waited all winter to hike the hillside forest Hans, a carefully set the berry down onthe clean leaf. Before we do. Can you help me getsomething off my back. I think he got stuck there when I was reaching for theBerry. Hansa turned around showing hisshoulder dash edged closer to him. I don't seeanything. Oh, it must have just been tag you're.It Hansa whipped around and tagged her on the shoulder he ran as fast and asfar as he could. He knew she could outrun him if hedidn't have a head start dash darted towards him, weavingthrough the forest of tree and brush. You are a trickster, my friend, butyou're not going to get away even with his head start. Hansa did notlast long in just a few quick moments dash had gained on him and was justabout to tag him back when she tripped on a stone sticking out of the trail.She stumbled forward. Hansa ran to help her dashed ash. Are you all right dash, sat up and brushed the dirt offher knees? Yes, ah my pants are all dirty...

Hansa plumped down on the ground.Beside her, you crack me up, Darya Rose Dash, shot, Hansa an annoying look, buthe just laughed it off. You will dive into any ben in the city, no matter howdisgusting it looks from the edge you'll climb out, hugging, amarshmallow and being so drenched in white stickiness that you look like oneand you'll just smile and smile, but gets you into the outdoors in the dirtand it's too much Hansa slapped his knees, I'm not sureyou'd make it in the country. What exclaimed dash offended, Icouldn't make it in the country, but then she paused and hung her headlower. Do you really mean that Hansa? Do you really think I couldn't move tothe country like you move to the city Hansa smiled, but with his lips pursedoff to one side squinting his eyes? Well, actually, I'm just giving you ahard time dash stared back at him. You always give me a hard time. I couldjust just what asked Hansa. I could just tag youyou're it she popped up and ran away. She grabbedhold of the bark of the nearest tree and climbed to the first limb. Oh, you call me a trickster you're,worse than me, Dash stood on the limb and bowed lowly.Thank you. Thank you. Hansa joined her on the limb from there.They could look back out on to the city the mid morning, light gleamed off theshiny roof tops of the buildings. You know dash started. All that running hasworn me bare. She stretched her arms up and out to the side. I think I'm justgoing to close my eyes for a minute...

Hansa watched dash as she snuggled upwith her head resting on the trunk of the tree, her arms folded across herchest and her tail wrapped around the limb. He looked around shrugged his shouldersand decided she might be right. He laid on his left side racked his tail asshe'd done and stared out at the city, the city, far off in the distancepassed away as Hans's eyes closed and he drifted into a Dreamland Hansa. Can you lean over and push thatleaf out of the way said, Grandfather Hansen, nodded at his grandfather andthen carefully edged to the front of the small wooden boat? He leaned overthe front with his arms stretched outwards towards the leaf they wereapproaching, just as the boat glided up to the leafHansa reached out and pushed it aside. Good job said grandfather. Now we havesome smooth sailing. Hansa turned back towards hisgrandfather and sat on the edge of the boat, his tail dipping in and out ofthe water. Have you given much thought to what I said last night Hansa nodded. I have I'm just not sureyou've told me stories about the city of the big castle, my entire life sincemom and dad went on ahead of us, but the thought of leaving the country andyou I just don't like it grandfather pushed the oars deep intothe water and brought them back out propelling them forward. To be honest,I don't like the thought of you leaving me either. Who else is going to cut thefirewood fix? The roof gather the berries knit my socks cook. My Dinner Hansa shook his head. Actually, nowthat you mention it, I'm leaving to morrow both mice laughed don't worryHanza, I did it. So did your mother,...

...that's where she met your father. Hewas from the city when they moved back to the country and had you boy was, Ihappy, but they also came back with so many stories, so many adventures you'veheard most of them by now and all of mine too you're nearly all grown. Now, it's timefor you to have some adventure of your own Hansa turned back towards the front ofthe boat and stare it out at the water yeah. I suppose you're right, the water all around the boat began tojump up in little splashes, thousands of circles exploded across the river.We should get back to the cottage Hanza. The rain began to pour down, dropssmashed against Hansa's skin Hansa Hansa. Did you hear me? We've gotto get to the shelter it was dash. She was soaked from headto tail and was rocking Hansa back and forth, trying to wake him up. What whathappened? You were sleeping. That's all! There's a storm coming, we've got tofind shelter, you're right, shouted, Hanza! The noise of the storm wastremendous. The two mice quickly climbed down theside of the tree when they reached the bottom dash pulled off the red sash ofribbon. She always wore round her waist. Here you hold on to one end: it'sgetting hard to see I'll hold on to the other. That way, we won't lose eachother good idea, shouted backhand. Whereshould we go? The two mice scandaria there yelledDash, who pointed at a large outcrop of rocks down the hill a little she yankedon the red ribbon, pulling Hansa behind her. We can shelter there as they trudged along the trail towardsthe rocks. The falling rain formed little streams at their feet soon.Those steams were forming a river and...

...turning the wet dirt into miry mud. My feet are getting stuck yelled dash.She pulled hard and plopped her left foot from the mud. She then pulled onthe other mine too said Hansa. I don't know if we can get through this. Shouldwe just wait, wait for what Hanse yelled out. Maybe the rain willstop soon. If the rain stops, the water will stop dash shook her head. Look. She pointedat the city behind him: Hansa turned around and could see the entire citywas covered in a thick grey cloud. No, it's not stopping any time soon. The water level rose to their waists,Hansa wriggled his foot, he got it free from the mud, but it immediately gotstuck again. He thought for a moment. Suddenly his ears perked straight up,I've got an idea. He said: Hansa looked around near his feet for a stone thesize of a nut when he found one he pulled hard on itand dislodged it from the mud he tied his end of the ribbon around it o Kay. Do you see that big leaf rightthere dash looked where Hans was motioning? A bright, green maple leaf was floatingon the water a few mouse lengths away from them. If I can just get this leaf over here,we can ride it out of the stream write it out. Are you sure Hansen nodded? I am ask me later aboutmy dream. He smiled and then began to swing. TheRock in ribbon around his head Dash Duck down low the rock circledfaster and faster than Hansa, released the length of the ribbon and held tightto the end. The rocks soared through...

...the air and landed right near the stemof the leaf. Now I just need to pull carefully otherwise it might come off. Hansa pulled on the ribbon. The leafbegan to glide over the stream of water towards them. It's working Hansa, it'sworking, yelled Dash Hansa beamed with pride. Finally, the leaf was near enough thatHans a grabbed hold of the edge and held it still you climb on first I'll hold it onceyou're on I'll, get one foot out and then you'll have to help pull me up thesecond. My second foot is free. It's going to start floating down the stream,be ready to steer, steer with what said Dash as she pulledherself up on to the leaf Hans e motioned towards the stem just pushedthe stem down into the water a little and then turn it either, which way andit'll guide it like a boat. Are you ready? DAS shouted back? Yes, okay, UGG! That's my left foot! Now,I'm going to lean over and you're going to have to help pull me up here. We go Hansa leaned his chest over on to theleaf dash lean towards him and grabbed hisarms. Ah, AH, AH shouted Hansa, I'm free, just as he said before, the leaf beganbarreling down the little forest stream. The instant his foot was out of the mud, dash grabbed hold of the stem as she'dbeen instructed and began moving it back and forth. That's it said: Hansaleaning forward over the front of the leaf I'll, clear out anything in ourpath. Just steer US towards those rocks over there there's a branch stickingout of the hillside too I'll grab it...

...dash pulled left on the stem, forcingthe leaf to turn towards the right. She pulled back to the right and itstraightened out O ka we're. Nearly there quick toss methe ribbon dash dead, as Hansa asked. Once again. He swung the ribbon in rockaround his head this time when he loosed it it wrapped itself around thebranch he'd mentioned earlier. I've got it yelled Hanza carefully. He pulled onthe ribbon guiding their Little Leaf Boat nearer to the branch when they hadcome alongside it. They both carefully climbed on to it. The leafed swept awaywith the stream just as Hans's last foot came off of it. They edged alongthe branch towards the outcropping of rocks as they reached the rocks. Theysaw their good wisdom. The rocks formed a hollow cave in the side of the hill.It was nice and dry underneath the water was still much too low to reachthem. The two mices sat with their backsagainst the Cave Wall and watched as the rain poured down around them. Ifthey squinted their eyes, they could see the city far off in the distance thunder boomed one two three Hansaccounted a flash of light lit up the sky. What are you doing asked ash when you hear the thunder startcounting. Every second is about a one day's journey away. That lightning wasabout three days journey from here, thunder boomed, again dash counted one, a flash of lightfilled, the air that's just one day away. She saidHansa pointed towards the city. It...

...looks like it was right over the castledash laughed. I hope the palace pigeons aren't sitting on their perch. Sheturned towards Hansa. How do you know to use the leaf like that? Hansa told her about his dream. Do you miss him? Your grandfather? I do, but not like. I thought I wouldbefore I left for the city. I didn't think I could go a single day withoutmy heart hurting and it did at first, but it doesn't any more now, it's moreof just remembering the good conversations we had why to get easier, asked Ash Hansathought for a minute. Well, I suppose it's because he was right since I'vemoved here. There has been non stop adventure, you, your family, flicker,Miss Maggie and great uncle Wittoll, even Mister Green in the market place.I've just been surrounded by kindness, it's hard to be sad. When there are somany kind people around you dash nodded. I think it's going to be awhile, and it's going to be a long hike back to the city once it's done. Wemight want to get some rest while we wait good thinking said Hansa. He stretchedhis arms out and then to the sides, wrapped them around his body for warmthand then fell asleep against the back wall of the cave. Dash did the same and was asleep almostthe instant her eyes closed. The rain continued to pound all around them. That Dash Are you listening to me said:missus short tail dashed, didn't turn around. She continued to stare out thewindow of their home. The rain was pouring down on to Old Town Square. What did you ask asked Dash? I asked if you'd go scrounging tomorrow, maybe get some bread from one of the bins in the square. Do you thinkit will be dry to morrow...

...dash nodded yeah? Probably it neverlasts too long right, Missus, Short tail agreed. What's the matter dear, she asked Dash turned away from the window shebreathed in deeply and let out a long sigh, nothing! It's just I'm bored! There areno other mice in the tower. My Age they're either all old, gray, mice,like you and Dad missus shortall, cleared her throat and stared at Dash.The Way, only mothers can sorry I mean they're, all beautiful kind, olderpeople. She smiled as she said this or their Martin's age like Missus, Susan's,kids. I feel like I'm all alone, missus shorthanded, I understand Dariarose and you are right, except for flicker. You don't have any one toreally run around with Dash turned back towards the rainoutside her window. It's not even that I want many friends, even just onediscrowned with that would be enough. Some one to help you out. When you getinto jam, Dash corrected her mother. You mean ajam mother. No, I meant that time. You got stuck ina jam jar and couldn't get out how you get into such places. I just don't know both lady mice laughed and laughed see.There's the smile. I missed dash crinkled her nose at her motherand smiled again, Listen Daria! A friend is going to comesome day. I don't know when, but I have confidence and when they show up you'llbe inseparable. The rain poured down outside their home,the sound of the drops smacking against the ground grew louder and louder.

The noise woke dash up from her sleep.She looked over at Hansa, whose tongue was hanging out of the side of hismouth. He was snoring loudly Dash, smiled and laughed. I don't knowbeing separated from that. Thunder would be a good thing and she driftedback to sleep. Remember with each episode. You didboth the audio and P even put them on all your devices and choose in itseries at story moment, O Tom. We hope you enjoyed, hunt and dash and say ofthe big castle up rite to Thuan. Sixteen.

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