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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 16 · 6 months ago

16 - Martin In The River

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Martin Shortail was not often invited to adventure with his big sister Dash. So when she asked him if he wanted to float the river with Honza and herself, Martin could not contain his excitement. On the day of the Big River Float, as he liked to call it, he was awake and waiting patiently to leave before anyone else in the house was up. 

A story moment with Pansa and Dash in thecity of the big castle get more episodes at story moment. COM season, one episode, Sixteen Martin inthe river there is a tower just off of Old Town Square in the city of the bigcastle 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 Hansa'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 open to day. Theremust be adventure. Martin Short tail was not often invitedto adventure with his big sister Dash. So when she asked him if he wanted tofloat the river with Hansa and herself, Martin cannot contain his excitement on the day of the big river float, ashe liked to call it. He was awake and waiting patiently toleave before any one else in the house was up Martin. What are you doing up so earlysaid Mister Short tail when he came...

...into their sitting room with hismorning coffee I'm waiting patiently once dash gits upwe're going to get Hansa and then we'll float down the river. It's the BigRiver Float Day responded. Martin Mister shortall sat his coffee Mug onthe table. Next to his favorite chair, the table was made from a box of dentalfloss. Missus short tail would often send Martin in to retrieve a length ofthe flows to use as twine around the house. Well, that's good son, but it is stilla bit early. Dash won't be awake for at least another hour or so that's no problem dad. I can wait forher. I'm ready to go the minute she wakes up said. Martin, yes, but then there's breakfast don'tworry about me. I had a piece of toast with jam on it. Already mister shortall smiled a little andshook his head and you've got to get your chores done before you go outalready done. I've been up for hours. I did my chores and I did dashes there'snothing that will stop us from Big River Float Day. Nothing at all. Mister shortall took a long drink fromhis coffee and sat his Mug back down. He stood up to retrieve his newspaperfrom the front step of their home, but Martin quickly dashed to the doorgrabbed the paper and handed it to his father before he could. Martin just stood there smiling well,it seems you've thought of everything, Martin and that's good. I am proud ofyou son, your mother, and I thought you might be too scared to float the riverwith Hansa and dash since you can't swim well, we thought you'd just say no.When she asked Martin's eyes grew large and he steppedback a little. Why would I need to swim were on a raft...

...sure, but it's not uncommon to fall inevery once in a while. The river can be very fast and rough. This time of year,the snow from the mountains melts and the river gets deeper and faster Martin just stood there for a minute,silently and then said. Actually, I think I might want to get a little moresleep before we go I'll just be in my bed. If Dash needs me it's okay, if shedoesn't need me, I mean. Maybe she decides that three is too many for theboat. I can be okay with that. I mean I'd, be sad and all, but what can he do? Mister Shortall, chuckled and bade hisson good bye? He settled into his favorite chair, opened the bit ofnewspaper, delivered to him and then promptly fell asleep several hours later, missus short tailtickled, her husband's ears to wake him up. Sweetheart breakfast is ready. Mister Short tail opened his eyes,stretched his arms out to the side and yawned loudly where's Martin. He askedstill in bed. I sent dash in to wake him, but he doesn't seem like he'sfeeling that well to day HM interesting said. Mistershorthaulers me see if I can get him up. Mister Short tail walked to Martin'sroom and gently wrapped his knuckles on the door. Martin, let's go boy, it'sbig river float day. Silence was the only response. Mister Short tail turned the handle andwent in Martin's. Room was a huge mess. MisterShort tail stepped over the dirty clothes and toys strewn about the floorin the middle of the bed was a large lump covered by a blanket mister short tail pulled the blanketback quickly Gotcha. He said as though playing tag with the sun, but insteadof finding Martin, there were two...

...pillows forming the shape of a mouse. Mister Short tail smiled all right.Martin, all that Dash know that you don't want to float the river with herand Hansa no problem buddy. Suddenly, Martin burst from beneath hisbed. I'm here I'm here, don't tell them that I'll go mister short tail's ears, perked, as heheard a noise coming from the other room. It sounds like Hans is here: Whydon't you grab a bite to eat before you go? Martin followed his father to thekitchen where Hansa was eating a slice of apple ready to go. Martin asked Hansa betweenbites, Martin just nodded without speaking. Normally it would be a long journey tothe river. However, just a few weeks before Hansa had learned from MisterGreen, the grocery mouse he often scrouged for that there was a specialpath leading straight from the tower to the river it was built some years ago. I don'tknow how many back when I was a young mouse like yourself I'd slip away,sometimes for half a day to bathe in the river I mean swim. We called it.Bathing ha ha Hansa led dash and marked into thesecret passageway. It's the opposite way from the double doors. He said. Thethree mice descended the long rope stretching from the bell tower to thefloor and turned right instead of laugh as they usually do. You know what said Dash, I'm a littleembarrassed to say that I've never gone this way. I always had straight for theoutside, in fact except flicker's coop. I haven't explored that much of thetower at all. Maybe we can explore to day offeredMartin. He walked a few steps behind ash, no Martin, not to day you don't have tocome with us to day. If you're too...

...nervous said Dash, Martin sighed heavily and swung thelittle towel he carried with him over his shoulder. No, it's fine Hansa spoke up good. ThePath is just here: Hansa entered a small hole in the wallof the tower just tall enough for him to stand upright immediately. He began descending, astaircase taking him under ground. I can't see cried out. Martin me neithersaid Dash. I can see a small light. Just run yourhand along the wall Dash, you take my tail and margin. You hold your sisters gross. I don't want to hold her tailsaid. Martin fine said Dash Suit Yourself. Not a moment later. Martin missed thestep and tumbled down the rest of the staircase in the darkness. Hansa tookthe steps two at a time with dash following quickly still holding histail margin. Are you okay, asked Hansa atthe bottom, Martin sat up and rubbed his head. Ijust bumped my head a little. You can go back if you need to ifyou're too hurt offered Dash Martin stood up and rubbed his head alittle more. No, it's fine! It's fine, Hansa leaned in a little towards Martin,listen, we know you're nervous and that's okay. I was nervous the firsttime I floated the river too, but if you're going to come with us you'regoing to have to trust us when we're on the raft we each have to work together,otherwise, we'll all end up in the water. Do you understand? I do sorryHansa, then Martin turned towards his sister and I'm sorry to you too dash. Ishouldn't have said Your Tal was gross...

...dash, worked her tail up towardsMartin's, nose and tickled it no problem, but no more fighting us. You got. It said. Martin, the threemice turned towards the path. Apparently, when the path was built,the little holes were poked up through the ground above light shone through the holesilluminating the path it seems like the path ends up there. There's a wall saidDash, that's weird said Hansa. He walked towards the distant wall as heapproached it. They discovered that on either side of the wall or staircases,the one to the left went upwards. However, above the entrance was a signwhich read going out and to the right, the staircase went down, but the signread coming back, that's interesting said Dash, which oneshall we take Hans a thought for a moment and thenbegan up the staircase to the left. Dash and Martin, followed close behindhim at the top of the staircase was another room, slightly smaller, butmore lit than the previous path. This place is like a maze said. Martin onthe wall were large pieces of wood shaped like half an egg's Shell. Therewere three of these, and just beyond those was a cut out in the wall, with astep leading into the cut out dash climbed up the step. There'srunning water here she said she then described how there was a channel ofquick moving water heading. As far as she could see Martin's ears perked up straight. It'sa water slide. He said I'll, be right. Back Martin then dashed out of the room andbacked down the staircase Hansa and dash just stood there staringat each other in confusion. A few...

...moments later, Martin returned sorry. Ithought something and needed a check to see if I was right dash replied what was it that youthought? Martin then explained that the waterwas really a pipe mice from the past must have cut a hole in the side togive access to it. That's what these are for. He said, as he took one of thewooden shells from the wall, we sit on them and then slide down the pipe likea water slide. Dash, couldn't think of a reason.Martin might be wrong. Why did you leave then? She asked instead, I guessthat this pipe leads down to the river. Look, it's flowing downwards away fromthe tower that made me think that the other staircase leading downwards was apipe coming back from the river I checked and it's almost the exact sameroom, but instead the waters flowing towards the Tower Martin you're, a genius exclaimed.Hanza Martin's smile stretched the entirewidth of the room. He handed dashed the wooden shell, you first, he said Dash took the shell and climbed up. Shestepped into the water which came up to her knees. It was icy cold. Then shesat down on the Shell and held the edge of the wall to keep from sliding downthe pipe you get in your shell. Behind me Dashsaid Martin Hansa, then loaded in behind Martin Martin asked Ash. Yes is how are we supposed to stop Martin squirmed on his wooden shell?That's the best part. He said. I saw on the other side that there were a bunchof ropes hanging from the ceiling. I think we just grab one when we're atthe end. Okay, well, here's to adventure andwith that Dash, let go of the edge of...

...the wall quickly. The wooden shell beneath beganbarrelling down the channel. The light holes were much further apart, so theykept going in and out of a lit space how's it going back there, yelled ash,Martin, just yelled Woohoo in response Hansa, however, wasn't having an easytime. How do I keep from spinning around? Ican't stop it. He yelled out dash quickly responded, just put yourtail in the water, use it as a rudder, a ruder. What's a Rue Dere? No, not a rue dere a rodeur like on aboat, a rudder, oh Gotcha, Hansa thrust his tail into the waterand began, swaying it back and forth quickly. The wooden shell straightenedupe. Soon enough dash saw an area with muchgreater light a head. I think we're coming to the end. Yeah. There are theropes you mentioned, Martin when I say go: reach up and grab one Martin and Hans Ha, both yelled backtheir understanding, all right, ready, steady, go all threemice reached up and grasped hold of one of the ropes hanging from the ceilingof the pipe Hansa expected to feel a great jerk from the rope he held tightto his wooden shell to make sure it didn't fly out from beneath him, butthe jerk never came. Instead, the rope slowed them down growing longer andlonger until they had stopped directly next to a window into a room, eachmouse carefully climbed out of the channel carrying their wooden shellbehind them. When they let go of the ROMS, they slowly retracted back to theplace they first pulled on them.

Their attached to springs, explainedHansa. That's why we slowed down instead offlying off genius. Where do we leave these asked ash? Wehave to take them to the other side. There are no hooks here, said Martin Hans and Dash followed, Martin up thestairs out of the room. They first had a long path similar to the one whenthey first came in long with light holes punched into the ground abovethen opposite of stairs, leading to a room, nearly identical to the one theyhad just left near. The Tower See said Martin pointing to the many hooks onthe wall. We hang these here, then we take this pipe back to the tower. Brillant said Dash. Martin smiled again,he didn't create the channels, but it made him feel proud that he'd figuredit out. The three mice headed back down the stairs along the lit path and thenup a similar staircase to the one Martin had fallen down only when theygot to the top they weren't in the tower they pushed through a door andopened into the bright sunshine flowing right in front of them. Was the riverMartin dashed down the river bank towards the water? Come on guys, let'sbuild a raft, dash looked at Hansa and then ran afterMartin when she caught up to him. He was already grabbing long sticks twicehis size and stacking them in a pile. Aren't you still nervous asked Bash. Ofcourse I am look at that river. It's huge and fast answered, Martin Hansacaught up, then. Why are you so excited? Martin kept stacking sticks? Why not, after going down the tube,that's what I think we should call it,...

...or maybe the underground anyways. Afterthat I figured, I could try anything dash, slapped her brother on the backand gave him a big smile. Then she started gathering sticks with him. The three mice worked all afternoon tolash together the sticks and leaves they'd collected. Finally, they pushed off into the water. Martin was nervous at first keeping histail wrapped tightly around one of the middle sticks in the raft, but soon hegrew more courageous and took his turn using his tail as a rudder or pushingthe raft out of the shallow parts with the guiding pole standing at the back. Just once did Martin Fall in well. Justonce did dash push him in, but he didn't mind it all when she offered himher tail. He grabbed hold of it and pulled her in as well. Hansa drove the guiding pole and to theriver's bottom and tied it to the raft anchoring it he then jumped in and thethree mice swam in the shallow pools of the river. At the end of the day, the three mice tied the raft to a rockat the Bank of the river and then walked back to where they had firstshoved off. They made their way back to the channel and the underground androde their way back to the tower when they had returned. Mister shortellasked Martin if he was too nervous to get on the raft. All at once, the three young miceyelled, no remember with each episode. You didboth the audio and P even put them on all your devices and choose your netseries at story moment, O Tom. We hope...

...you enjoyed, hunt and dash in the sayof the big castle up rite to Thuan. Sixteen O.

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