New Zealand Student Tours
Winter Fairy Tale
"Once upon a time - - -
before the "Big Freeze" little fairies were
sheltered and warm
& then it began to snow
it was so pretty
but many (little fairies & elves) floundered in the frosty fluff -
they panicked and lost their way
which way?? - -
Some took independent alternatives.
Those who stayed found shelter,
the sun did shine on them - -
and we "whinnied" for them.
High in the mountains, maidens of the ice lake kept their feet warm - on snowballs - - -
as they watched the brave souls out searching and eventually finding - - -
thawing life giving waters near a great glacier .
But be alert; trouble was always near - - -
and some paid the ultimate price - - -
while some got away - - -
and recovered to find - - -
life sustaining food - - -
Soon the enticing smell of home made pancakes - - -
started the rush.. - -
"Lead on and we will follow" came the cry - - -
they rested where they could - -
they ran past Mt Doom with great haste - -
turned at the Christmas tree - - -
and found the promised path of royal gray stones.
Speed was the essence now. - - -
They even went "where no roads have gone before" - -
it seemed, at times, like a bad dream. - - -
then it began to snow
there was only one way possible because - -
geysers guarded the entrance.
everything was fenced - - -
or bounded by the forbidden swamps.
Trolls were watching. - - -
Then one day the goddess of the clouds appeared,
kindly giving them - -
the chair to paradise.
Some still had problems on the way (must have fallen off the chair) - -
Those who arrived lived happily ever after. - - -
and when the barrier closed again - - -
they ran gleefully into the wilderness.