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Oct
16
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The First Lesson
Posted by River Falcon on October 16, 2014 at 2:42pm

Days turned to weeks and the weeks turned to a month. Soon River had read Jonathan all the books in the nursery. At first River had been happy to simply read aloud but, when the supply of books had become exhausted, the clockwork bear wanted to find other activities to interest Jonathan.

“Let’s venture down to the kitchen,” he suggested one morning, “Perhaps we ought to widen your education and learn about new things as well.”

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Oct
16
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Sailing Away
Posted by River Falcon on October 16, 2014 at 7:10am

The following day, Thursday, was the day that James’ ship, the Peagle, was due to depart. River Falcon asked permission from Mr. and Mrs. Fishly, to visit the harbour and say his goodbyes to James. The Peagle was due to set sail that morning, bond for Plymouth Pound, to pick up further provisions.

“You will be back in the afternoon, won’t you?” Jonathan enquired of his friend.

“Of course I will,” the mechanical bear replied to...

Oct
15
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Telling Stories
Posted by River Falcon on October 15, 2014 at 11:48am

The following day River Falcon returned to Jonathan’s house. Thankfully, some kind person had placed a crate by the door so that the small bear could stand upon it and reach the bell pull. Obviously, someone had taken the effort to make sure that he felt at ease and welcomed. River jumped up onto the crate and tugged hard. He heard the soft tinkle of a bell ring in the distance and some footsteps approaching. The door opened to reveal the...

Oct
15
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A New Chapter
Posted by River Falcon on October 15, 2014 at 4:10am

River Falcon was the first to return to the bedsit flat and so he sat on the couch by the fire and faithfully waited for James to return. It was very hard to relax for he had so much good news to tell James about his first day at work and he was also desperate to find out how James had fared at the harbour.

Outside, he heard the sound of footsteps walking up the stairs and so he dashed to the door in anticipation. James had arrived....

Oct
14
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Sushi to go
Posted by Hally Xiang on October 14, 2014 at 2:20pm

Hally had never visited the port in Clockhaven before and had been rather surprised to find a wooden barge of some kind floating in the bay.  She couldn’t tell if it was a Japanese or Chinese construction, but closer inspection made it look as if it was open for business.  

 The proprietor was a strange man called Yang Moreau, and he lived up to his last name though she couldn’t...

Oct
14
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The Coal Scuttle
Posted by River Falcon on October 14, 2014 at 1:38pm

As the maid assisted Jonathan to the bathroom, Mrs. Fishly and River remained behind in the nursery to talk.

 

“I’m so glad that you wanted to join us,” Mrs Fishly begun, “Jonathan and you seem perfect together.”

 

“He’s a fine young man and I love being with him,” explained River, “I am so glad too.”

 

Mrs. Fishly pointed back to next-door, the room of the previous governess.

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