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The Cavern of Lorkums
Gromelia Ophelia is a boulder who lives in the
Cavern of Lorkums; however, no lorkums had been in the cave for years. One
morning Gromelia Ophelia had a headache, but none of the rocks, stones, or
boulders could see anything on her head that could be bothering her. Finally,
the stones were sent out of the cave to find Stephanie and ask for her help.
When Stephanie saw Gromelia Ophelia, she saw lorkums playing in a castle on Gromelia's old
head, but the stones, rocks, and boulders couldn't see the lorkums and didn't
believe her. "Go out and find the pebbles," Stephanie told them. How could
these little pebbles help? Stephanie knows.
The Cavern of
Lorkums was written for my granddaughter. It is unpublished.
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Gromelia Ophelia was the oldest of boulders.
She had moss on her head which hung down to her shoulders.
And in with the
moss were two toadstools, one spoon,
three flowers, two teacups and one red
And you lifted them up, which was quite a big
and they shouted together, "We see a great castle.
It's filled up
with lorkums who play hide-and-seek.
They're jumping and running right now
as we speak!"