The three bears were playing on the
beach at Ria de Camarinos in North Spain. "This is a very beautiful
place," remarked Jerra-Mary."The sea is warm and clear
and there are lots of star fish and other animals for us to see.
I'm going for a walk in the woods to see if I can find anything
else of interest," she said. Little Bear and Keswick were happy
enough building sandcastles and shell flowers so decided to stay
on the beach. Little Bear was especially pleased to stay in the
sun as she had decided to put on her new summer outfit.
Jerra-Mary set off for a wander through the
Eucalyptus trees which were very common here. There were plenty
of things to interest an inquisitive bear such as Jerra-Mary - like
wild flowers, butterflies and various creepy crawlies.
After a while Keswick and Little Bear were getting
a bit concerned. They hadn't heard or seen Jerra-Mary for ages and
it was starting to get a little late. "We'd better go and look
for her," said Little Bear wrongly. So the two set off in the
lost bear's direction, calling her name all the while. "Jerra-Mary
WHERE ARE YOU?"
After a long walk they heard cries of help from
the woods. They appeared to come from an abandoned mine shaft. Anxiously
calling to Jerra-Mary, they found her at the bottom of a deep hole.
Keswick tried with all his might but could not reach her. "How
are we going to get her out?" feared Little Bear. "We
need a rope," said Keswick, but there was none at hand. Then
Keswick spied the bark peeling off the Eucalyptus trees. "We
can make some rope out of that," said Keswick excitedly. The
two rescuers pulled off some bark and wove it into a splendid rope
and then it was an easy job to haul Jerra-Mary from the hole. "Well
am I glad to see you!" she said. "Didn't you see the sign?"
asked Little Bear. Jerra-Mary was a little embarrassed and all she
could think of in reply was "I think we'd better get back to
Poco, otherwise we may miss our tea!"