"Land ahoy!" called Keswick at the
top of his voice
"At last," sighed Little Bear.
"It's Bermuda, hopefully," remarked Jerra-Mary.
The intrepid four had had a long trip after
their lovely stay in the Caribbean. "I loved our stay in
Puerto Rico. It was really nice to have our birthdays in the sunshine,"
said Little Bear. Both Little Bear and Keswick have their birthdays
close together and celebrated them by going to a restaurant on
one of the islands in Puerto Rico. "I enjoyed the cheese
cake the best," remarked S'Bastion. "It was very cheeky
of that pelican to try to pinch my fish," said Keswick. "What
will we discover in Bermuda?" he asked.
"How beautiful," said Jerra-Mary,
as the four wandered around the island. "But there are some
strange people here," said Little Bear nervously. Keswick
was just drawing breath to reply when they heard a chilling cry.
"Help!!!!!!!!, help me please, someone
The four all looked at each other and didn't know how to respond
to this cry. "It's obviously a girl," said Jerra-Mary."We'd
better help," replied Keswick bravely. So the four ran towards
the cry - not knowing what to expect.
They ran down the hill towards the harbour
where the cry seemed to be coming from. As they rounded the corner
they burst into the crowd around a poor girl chained to a post.
Unfortunately they were spotted by a man in a four cornered hat.
"And what have we here?" he asked. "We were just
coming to help that poor girl," said S'Bastion. "Why
is she chained up and what has she done?" asked Little Bear
"She is a nosy-parker and gossips too
much - just like you Four," he said. "I think we should
teach you a lesson, too. Put them in the stocks!" he ordered.
And before they could blink an eye they found themselves bound
and put in the stocks - in full view of all the crowd and in full
view of the poor girl. "Don't worry," she smiled, "It's
only a game! My name is Lizzy and I often get blamed for all sorts
The Four watched as the man in the hat called
Lizzy all sorts of names and accused her of gossiping. No matter
what she said in reply the crowd jeered and demanded more
It all ended with Lizzy being forced onto the ducking stool and
being dropped into the harbour three times. She was then set free
and came over to the Four and thanked them for their bravery!
Once she was dry she took them to the local ice cream parlour
where they all laughed at the day's events. Even the parrot at
the next table laughed with them