Once upon a hard and bitter time
there lived two sisters.
One was called Alannah. She was fifteen.
The other was called Emily. She was twelve.
Once upon a happier time they had lived at a hotel.
Their Mum and Dad decided that they wanted
to go travelling so they sent them to boarding school.
While travelling these parents disappeared so the girls
were sent to the Victoria Heart (All Girls) Orphanage.
Alannah has curly, ginger hair.
She has eyes that are green like the sea.
She is very tall for her age.
She likes adventures and dislikes homework.
Emily has long, golden hair.
Emily’ s eyes are always sparkling
but she is very shy.
She likes relaxing and dislikes adventures.
Victoria Heart (all girls) Orphanage
is an unpleasant place to live.
It smells of rotten eggs and gone off fish.
There are ragged, purple, faded curtains in the windows.
When the girls look out of the window
they can see tall hills
and the big city in front of them.
No matter where the girls are in the building,
they can hear the shouting of the principal
Mr Crushton at the people who got detention.
(which was dreadful).
Mr. Crushton was in a bad mood.
A worse mood than yesterday.
And worse again than the day before.
He was looking for Emily.
‘Quick’, said Alannah, ‘Hide behind this curtain’.
Both girls squeezed in behind the dark, musty curtain
and they found a door leading to a tunnel.
It took them from the orphanage to the
National History Museum next door.
They went exploring in the museum
and found their way into a magical world.
Unfortunately it was a world ruled over by
Dorcha, a wicked witch.
She lives in Shadow Castle on The Dark Side
just north of the Dragon’s Den.
The problem is Dorcha.
The girls defeat Dorcha with the magical orb.
They have to complete three challenges
and with the help of a friendly dragon
they destroy Dorcha and the Dark Side.
Many/All of the girls in the Orphanage get sent
to good, forever homes
(or there are so many left,
the Orphanage keeps on going
but this time with a kind principal.
What would be a good name for the new principal?)
The girls can visit the dragon whenever they want.