wasnt given to fanciful ideas like you and me.
Although hed turned over a new leaf and had become
a model citizen, he still lacked imagination. He was a
very down-to-earth rat, particularly when he practiced
singing. Whats more, hed nerves of steel. He
had to have otherwise hed never had coped with the
horror of his own voice. Yet a thought passed through his
mind which sent cold shivers down his spine. That thought
was Grozzy- a word which terrified every
It had the same effect on the Mellowmark folk that ghosts or goblins might have on you if you thought you were going to meet them. No one had actually seen a Grozzy, just as I suspect no one has ever seen a real ghost or goblin. Nevertheless, they were spoken about in Mellowmark with the same knowledgeable air that certain people discuss ghosts or goblins in our part of the world.
alls said and done, just because we
havent seen a ghost or had the pleasure of being
introduced to a goblin, that doesnt mean to say
they dont exist. Ive never seen Santa Claus
fill my stocking on Christmas Eve, but its always
full on Christmas morning. So Im certainly not
going to stop believing in him at my time of life . . .
whats more, my Christmas presents might stop if I