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szdaily -> Budding Writers
A mysterious tour around the elves’ castle
    2017-September-13  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

I crossed Hermitage Bridge and a mysterious castle appeared. It was a large castle with a golden gate in front of it. A river was flowing around the castle. The big structure was built on a hill which was covered by green grass so that it looked like a giant’s picnic blanket.

As soon as I approached the castle step by step, tiptoeing toward the golden gate, I saw a strange-looking creature poking its head out. I was in the middle of the bridge and the gate, so there was no hiding place for me. Although I definitely couldn’t tell whether the strange face was smiling or serious, I could tell that it wasn’t pleased. It soon slipped through the big gate and vanished.

I was a little afraid because I was on my own, and if they considered me their enemy, it would be rather difficult to escape. Suddenly, I smelled something very delicious from inside the castle, and as I was wondering about the food, the gate opened.

It was a completely different world, but it was like a well-organized community. Some of the creatures were busy selling goods, while others were playing card games. Some of them were wandering up and down the streets, whilst others were swearing about the late bus. It seemed that nobody looked at me as a foreign object. In fact, these creatures didn’t even notice me! I quickly skimmed my whole body, and I almost had a heart attack: I turned into a creature just like them! Just then, a friendly-looking creature patted my shoulders, which made me jump.

“Hi there, dear friend, just back from holiday, eh?” I was almost dead with fright. They could talk! And they speak English! “Who are you?” I ask with a shaky voice. “Where have you been, eh? It seemed that you lost your memory! We are the noble goblin family! What poor memory you have! By the way, my name is Plota, in case you’ve forgotten.” Plota sighed and went away.

I didn’t go out of the gate and I saw all of the goblins were running toward a big hall which looked like a palace. I asked one of them about it and he told me that the emperor was having a feast inside and everybody was invited. So I joined the people and quickly ran into the hall. It was a really big hall, filled with Scottish puddings, roasted potatoes, beef with tomatoes, a mountain of hamburgers and thousands bottles of wine which I suppose could fill an ordinary swimming pool! People were eating everywhere: on the table, on the floor, beside the walls, even standing on the table! They were crazy and some of them were singing obnoxious songs. I was invited to dance several times, but I refused, because after all, I didn’t belong to this world. I passed the guard with a simple excuse, and went out to breathe the warm breeze.

I quickly ran out of the golden gate. I looked over my body, which was not goblin-like anymore. I turned back and saw the castle for one last glance. What I saw was a mysterious but better country. Their people lived in peace, with no war or killing. Everyone helped each other and they knew each other very well.

And sure enough, they knew how to entertain themselves. Thinking of ourselves, we even don’t know the name of the housekeeper of our neighborhood!

Wasn’t that funny when you met the little goblins? I was thinking that I really ought to go back and chat with Plota and his friend, or maybe I would get them a present.

 

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