Bubble Boy – 14 –
And this is why Barbra took a big decision: she decided to flee.
With a presence of mind worthy of the greatest brains she developed a devilish escape plan in her tiny little head. She had in her kitchen a small bottle filled with a poison which she has mixed herself according to a recipe from her book. One never knows…! Her devilish plan was now to run to the kitchen, as discreetly as possible, to get the bottle and to poison the ugly dwarf!
An smile of self contentment flitted across her face: in fact right now she was amazed at her own ingenuity!
She waited until what appeared to be the right moment, and suddenly jumped down from her throne., or, better said, she let herself fall down as the seat was quite high. And landed catastrophically, as she always did, needing some time to recover from the shock.. But then she started running as if the Devil was behind her, forgetting in fact that the Devil was inside her!
Unfortunately for her, none of this had escaped the huge eyes of the ugly giant dwarf and he followed her through the castle. Barbra, glancing at the gigantic feet which always seemed to want to stomp on her, had lost the smile from her face and panicked again, trying to reach the kitchen in a weird zigzag trajectory.
Of course it was very long way for such a tiny Witch and when she eventually reached the table, where the poison bottle stood, she was totally exhausted. She had first to sit down on the ground to recover some energy to clamber up the table leg.
But as she finally stood on the table close to the bottle, a big smile of triumph spread upon her face.
This is exactly when the grasping fingers of a giant hand closed around her tiny body….