the story so far:
Whilst wandering through the forest one dark night the children discovered a sort of sleeping beauty. Well, not very beautiful, but definitely sleeping. Or so they thought.......
...they stood transfixed, staring at the wonderous creature until the sun started to show its golden rays and shadows crept across the forest floor. 'Should we take it home?' they wondered, 'it might be hungry...'
As the sun warmed the creature's back, it yawned and opened its eye.
"What are you doing in my forest?' it demanded, 'have you got a ticket?'
The children were a little surprised....!..
they had never been asked for a ticket in the middle of a forest before.
'Er, not on us,' they replied.
Sleeping beauty stood up.
'Oh,' he said, 'oh well, never mind then. You can give it to me later..'
He looked a little sad though.
'What's the matter?' asked the children, 'we could see if we can find a ticket?'
'No , no, it's not that, it's just I swept the forest last night and now look at it!' said Beauty, 'every day the same, sweep the forest and then, when i'm asleep, more leaves. My broom is nearly worn out.'
The children looked at the broom. It was very tired looking. They wondered how they could help him.........