Written by @lillyasia and Princess Rainbow Light
Photos (stolen with permission) by Ranger Falls
this story is copyrighted 2008
this story is copyrighted 2008
Once upon a time, there was a very beautiful princess. Her name was Princess Rainbow Light. Princess Rainbow Light lived in a castle in the sky above Black Mountain. The princess was a very special girl because she had magical rainbow coloured hair.
One day Princess Rainbow Light, Queen Magnificent, King Matsuba, the servant and cook went on an adventure. They set off to find the Magical Pinky-Purple Rose of the Enchanted Royal Forest.
To find the Magical Pinky-Purple Rose they first had to follow the Curra Moors Trail to the edge of Eagle Rock. Along the way, it started to rain.
It rained and rained for days but Princess Rainbow Light and her friends did not get wet. This was because the Princess had used her magical rainbow hair to shelter everyone from the rain.
However the rain made the trail very slippery and dangerous. So the Princess plucked one of her magical rainbow hair and chanted, “Rain, rain go away. Come again another day.”
Princess Rainbow Light’s friends all cheered and clapped when it stopped raining.
The next day, they came upon a babbling brook.
“It is too deep here. We have to swim to the other side,” said the cook.
“Oh no, I cannot swim!” cried Queen Magnificent.
“Babble babble dibble dabble,” said the brook.
“Dibble dabble babble jibble,” Princess Rainbow Light answered, for no-one else could understand the brook.
“It’s all right the brook said that we can use the stepping stones to get to the other side. Follow me,” said Princess Rainbow Light.
Next they came upon the haunted bush of Curra Moors. The trees were so tall they blocked out the sunlight. Princess Rainbow Light’s friends were all scared of the dark.
“It’s okay. I will shine my magical light upon everyone, so we could all see where we are going,” said Princess Rainbow Light.
A few hours later they left the haunted bush of Curra Moors behind them.
“Look it’s Eagle Rock!” shouted the cook excitedly.
However they first had to pass the waterfall.
“How do we cross the waterfall?” asked King Matsuba and the servant.
“I will build a bridge with my magical rainbow hair,” answered the Princess.
Not long after, they arrived at Eagle Rock where they encountered the Tadpole People.
“Halt. Who dares go here?” asked the king of the Tadpole People.
“It is I – Princess Rainbow Light – and my friends, Queen Magnificent, King Matsuba, the cook and servant. We’ve come to find the Magical Pinky-Purple Rose of the Enchanted Royal Forest,” the Princess bravely replied.
“I will show you the way but first you must answer this riddle. Many call me the Magical Pinky-Purple Rose of the Enchanted Royal Forest but I am known by two other names. What are they?” said the king of the Tadpole People.
“Um…” said the servent.
“Ooh…” said Queen Magnificent.
“Ahh…” said King Matsuba.
“Urgh…” said the cook.
“I know,” said Princess Rainbow Light.
“The Magical Pinky-Purple Rose of the Enchanted Royal Forest is also called the Native Rose or Boronia serrulata,” answered the Princess.
“You are correct. To find the Magical Pinky-Purple Rose of the Enchanted Royal Forest, you must enter the Hidden Caves and then climb the Cliff To Nowhere,” said the king.
So they set off to the Hidden Caves at the edge of Curra Moors. It was very dangerous for one wrong step could send them tumbling down into the sea.
Next they had to climb the Cliff To Nowhere. However the climb was very steep and slippery. So the Princess used her magical rainbow hair to make a ladder. And there on top of the cliff they found the Magical Pinky-Purple Rose of the Enchanted Royal Forest.
Now Princess Rainbow Light and her friends smell like roses. Except the cook, he still smells like dead fish.