Hello journal! It's been a few days since I've written in you, but I didn't forget about you. I've had to spend some time at Councilman Morble's house, because there was a fire at Sage Guttie's and Guttie was away. Councilman Morble is a very old man, and I think he is sort of the head of the town Council. He has a pet snarkling too, although Pibley is only a baby snarklet right now. I used to be afraid of Pibley, but now I am not.
Anyway, so I had to stay at Morble's house. I always thought that he was a nice old man, but maybe a little forgetful. Oh boy was I wrong. He is very strict. He had me doing chores all day long while I was there. At least with Guttie I had some time to play with my toys or the Snarkling or whatever. But with Morble it was just work work work!
Maybe I should have figured out there was something not right about him when he gave me a thesaurus for my birthday. Everyone else gave me toys or games or something fun, but Morble gave me a book. And not even a story book, but a thesaurus.
Thankfully Guttie has come back and his is sending me out on a mission! And he even gave me a crossbow! He gives the best presents. OK, I have to go now, as I have to go. I have to admit that I'm scared, because I have to go back to the forest for this mission, and then into a cave! But I think the crossbow and the snarkling will protect me. I'll tell you all about it when I get back.
I forgot to tell you about the Snarkling in the last journal entry!
See, one day I was out watching the town's sheep and I heard a scary noise that kept getting louder and louder. It made me very afraid, and I ran off. But I then got lost in the woods. While I was in the woods a snarkling came out and snarked at me. This made me more afraid and I ran off screaming. Then Sage Guttie found me and told me that my screaming scared the snarkling off.
Then, a few days later, Belroy and I had to go into the basement to get some plates. When we got to the storage room there was a snarkling sleeping in it! At first I was very scared, but then Belroy told me that he was friendly. When Guttie saw the snarkling, he told me it was the same one that found me in the woods.
Anyway, since then the Snarkling and I have been friends! I never really gave him a name, I just call him Snarkling, but I use the capital letter to show it is his name.
Oh, one other thing about the Snarkling is that he is special! He is able to transmit his thoughts because of some experiments that were done on him. For some reason I can hear his thoughts, although we don't know why. Not many people know that the Snarkling can talk, or even that I can hear him. That's ok though, because it makes me feel special!
Hi, my name is Niblick. I am a little shy, so excuse me if I seem a bit weird. I guess I can tell you a little bit about myself to start out.
I live with Sage Guttie. He's taken care of me as long as I can remember. He is pretty weird looking, a big ball with a bunch of little balls inside of him. I guess he used to be a normal person but when he became a sage he left his body behind and his mind and such went into that ball. I don't care, because he's always been there for me, even if he can be a little strict.
I spend a lot of my time doing chores for Guttie. Him being the Sage and all, he doesn't have time to go to the store, or clean the dining room.
I don't really have that many friends, because there aren't really any other kids in my town. Sage Guttie teaches me at home, as there isn't a school. About my only friend is Belroy, who is a bit older. He's pretty cool, and rides an awesome motorbike.
I guess this is about it for this first entry. See you later!